Russel Hand, 82, of Sebeka, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home in Sebeka.
Russel Lowell Hand was born July 19, 1931 to Walter "Stubb" and Ruth (White) Hand in Ponsford. He attended Ponsford School and graduated from Park Rapids High School in 1950.
He joined the Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955.
On Aug. 9, 1953 he married Lorraine Moore in Ponsford. Russel and Lorraine lived in many places in Minnesota and also in Vallejo, Calif. Russ worked most of his life as a machinist, tool and die maker. He retired from Darchuk's Fabrication in 1995.
He is survived by his children, Brenda (John) Mason of Park Rapids, Dawn Cedarbloom of Park Rapids, Mike Hand of Sebeka, Barb (Frank) Mathiew of Menahga, Jeri (Marty) Sullinger of New Mexico, Mark (Casey) Hand of Robbinsdale, Pat (Jill) Hand of Monicello and Leslie Sandberg of Bertha; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert, Richard and Raymond Hand; sister, Ruth Parvey; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine in 2010; son, Kelly Hand; father, Walter Hand; mother, Ruth Drinkerd.
Visitation: one hour before the services on Saturday.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids. Pastor Richard Jorgensen will be officiating.
Military honors will be provided by Star of the North Marine Corps League. Ray Vaadeland will play Taps.
Inurnment: Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids.
Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, is serving the family. You may leave online condolences at www.ceasefuneralhome.com.