FINDLAY — Russell David Okuley, 74, Findlay, and formerly of New Bavaria, died Monday evening, June 3, 2019, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

His Legacy… Russ was born March 1, 1945, to Lester and Mildred (Collins) Okuley in Defiance. He graduated from Holgate High School in 1963 and then proceeded to work at General Motors, as a millwright for the next 30 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria. He was married to Virginia Johnston from 1964-85. On November 21, 2012, he married Alene K. Renz. Russ was on the New Bavaria Volunteer Fire Department and he enjoyed antique tractors of all kinds.

His Family… He is survived by his wife, Alene; sons, Gary (Sandy) Okuley of Defiance, John (Tricia) Okuley of Ashville, Ohio, Scott Okuley of Ashville, Ohio, and Jeremy (Renae) Okuley, Defiance; four grandchildren, Paige, Owen, Nova and India; and sisters, Eloise Kreuz of Buffalo, N.Y., Vivian Beerbower of Defiance, and Winifred Mangas, Florida. Russ was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia; and his brother, Edward.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. We will welcome everyone at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, Friday, June 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Contributions made in Russell’s memory can be made to the New Bavaria Volunteer Fire Department. Please visit to leave online condolences.

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