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Russell Gene Rottman, born July 25, 1959, passed away on March 22, 2022, at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Ellen Rottman; and is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Chris) Willey; his grandson, Theodore; his siblings, Jill (Ron) Hausmann, Julie (Dave) VanHaitsma, Matt (Sarah) Rottman; many nieces and nephews, and good friend and mentor, Ted Gerrard.
While his life was often a struggle, we give thanks that he is free from the bonds that he faced on this earth and is now whole in heaven.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Michigan Teen Challenge.

Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 am on Monday, March 28, 2022 with memorial service to follow at 11:00 am at Grace Church, 100 Buckley St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI.  Military honors will be conducted by Kent County Veterans Honor Guard.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Uncle Mel and aunt Barb on March 23, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Russ traveled a very painful road for most of his life. It involved all of us at one time or another. He was a constant source of worry. He is finally at rest. Our love to all of you..

  2. Carol Seaver on March 23, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I remember Russ as a young boy with a huge smile. Things changed with time and he slipped away from being that person… I hope you find peace. I am grateful that I’m grateful that he is at rest.

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