Russell Knechtel

KNECHTEL, Russell W., 87, of Grand Ledge formerly of Alpena died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

He is survived by his children, Vickie L. (Robert) Barnett, Kathleen (Stuart) Thorburn, Penny (Tom) Kaiser, and Daniel; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Steven, Jennifer, Jay, Danny, Kaurynn, Kendall; and two great-grandchildren, Jordyn, and Dylan.

Visitation for friends and family will be from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A short celebration of his life with a light dinner will follow at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.