Funeral services for Russell Ditlevson, age 96 of Ellendale, MN., will be held on Friday June 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Clarks Grove. Pastor Jamie Cameron will officiate. Burial will be at the Clarks Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.
Russell died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at his home surrounded by his caregivers, Cindy Miller, Yvette Guerra, Karen Callahan and Elizabeth Latham
Russell Ditlevson was born on Feb. 7, 1922 in Bath township the son of Chris and Nora (Peterson) Ditlevson. He attended District 64 school and Ellendale High School. Russell was a lifelong resident of Freeborn county where he was a dairy and ag farmer all of his life. His real passion was his family, his cats and his farm. Russell enjoyed photography, bird watching and his church. He was a member at the First Baptist Church for many years where he was an usher and served on the finance committee.
Russell is survived by his niece, Jean Uldrych, nephews; Ronald (Cynthia) Mach and their children, Taylor(Mandy) and Brennan, Richard (Deborah) Mach and their children, Philip(Kelly), Esther and David and Roger (Wassana) Mach and their children Jay, Joy and Lut.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Harvey, Alice, Thorvald, Walter, Laura and Marian Mach