He was born July 20, 1926 in Redfield, Kan., the son of John and Muriel (Boileu) Russell.
He married Betty May Henning Aug. 28, 1948 in La Harpe, Kan. She survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, Betty, Dale is survived by his daughter Peggy Drake and her husband Bill of Gautier, Miss.; a brother, Paul Russell and his wife Clarice of Redfield, Kan.; two granddaughters, Dalene Chermok, Billie Ann Shindler; and two great-grandchildren, Kalene Chermok, and Jacob Chermok.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Bernard "Buck" Russell.
Charles Cable will conduct funeral services for Dale at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or the Mount Orum Baptist Society and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
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