Russell Wakeland


Russell Wakeland, 78, of Defiance, died of lung cancer Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2012, with his wife and granddaughter by his side.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Whitney, of Placerville, Calif. He leaves behind his wife, Lenore Wakeland, Defiance; two daughters, Connie Stone, Imperial Mo., and Vikki Ward, Pikeville, Ky.; two stepchildren, Dwane White of West Virginia and Deb Bella of the state of Washington; a sister, Kendall Whitney, California; and 13 grandchildren.

We will all miss you. Rest in peace.

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  • Lenore I'm so sorry to hear abour Russ passing away. My heart goes out to you and your family, I know its not an easy part of life, at least he is in a better place now free of pain.If you need anything to just talk or what ever please call me home 419-264-7990 or cell 419-966-0426. I remember you were there for me many years ago,I will never forget you for being a great friend. So if you need me I'm here. Love and hugs to all Weezie.