Russell Earl Brehm, 82, of 530 DeSota Drive, Alpena, passed away at Alpena Regional Medical Center on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Russell was born in Reed City, Mich., on June 16, 1931, to the late Norman and Clio (Bechtel) Brehm and married the former Anne L. Turnblom on Oct. 12, 1951. He had been employed as a truck driver.

Mr. Brehm was a member of the Alpena Boosters Club.

Surviving are his wife, Anne; two children, Casey (Thomas) Christensen, Gregory Brehm; two grandchildren, Erin Brehm, Tracy Brehm; and two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Brandon.

Preceding him in death were a son, Dennis Brehm; and two sisters, Norma Sikkema and Mae Ferguson.

Memorial visitation for Mr. Brehm will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. with Rev. He