Charles William Russ, aka “Bill or Charlie” September 19, 1926 - February 22, 2021 We are very sad our husband, father, grandfather and “little papa” has left us. A proud WWII veteran who loved to hunt, fish, grow apples and pick potatoes. Born in Flint, MI, living his youth in Deer Creek, MN and marrying Lorraine Buntrock on Nov.4, 1950 (over 70 years!), he lived in Fridley and Columbia Heights for nearly 70 years. Survived by his wife Lorraine, daughter Charlene (Jack) Bradshaw of Blaine, son Timothy (Trish) Russ of Hibbing, Grandchildren Alita (Aaron) Bergan, Corinne (Steven) Dauksavage, Mark (Roclyn) Bradshaw and Kyle (Katie) Bradshaw and 8 great-grandchildren. He loved them all. No services upon his request but a celebration of his life will be held this spring after his internment.