Russell ‘Russ’ Ferree

May 14, 1948 - Nov 1, 2021

A celebration of Russell “Russ” Michael Ferree’s life will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Hoff Funeral Home at 519 St. Martin Ave. in St. Charles, Minn.

RussellRussell Michael Ferree, who died Nov. 1, was born May 14, 1948, to Clayton and Frederica Ferree. His siblings are Sandra Campbell (Steve); Shelly Cherry (Mac); and Anthony Ferree.

In 1989, Russell began an illustrious career with Aflac, where he received innumerable awards and accolades. He loved his job, loved helping people with claims, and was always ready and willing to go the extra mile for his client or for any fellow Aflac colleague who asked for his wisdom.

In 1993, Russ married Joanie, “the sweet love of his life,” he always called her. In 2006, a transfer with Aflac took them to Phoenix and they enjoyed the change immediately. Russ and Joanie were inseparable, never wanting to be without the other. Their love for dogs went a tad overboard at times, but there was always room on their laps for another. Their dogs provided love and laughter during their 28 beautiful years together.

Russ was a loving father to his children, Jessica and Zac (Melissa), and to his stepson, Michael, and stepdaughter, Kimberly (Alan). He was blessed and so very proud of his six beautiful grandchildren.

The world has lost the most extraordinary man. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed by everyone fortunate enough to have made his acquaintance.

But we know where he is! Jesus has called him home and he is enjoying the beauty of heaven.

We love you Russell!