Dec. 18, 1932 to May 23, 2018 - Sandy resident, Russell J. Konell Sr. died at home on May 23, 2018.

Russell J. Konell Sr.Sandy resident, Russell J. Konell Sr. died at

home on May 23, 2018 after a long battle

with COPD. Russell was born on December

18, 1932 to Emanual and Gladys Konell. He was

raised in Marinette, Wisconsin until 1947 when

they moved to West Gresham. Russell graduated

from Gresham High School.

In 1964, Russell moved his family to the

Hoodland area until 2001, when they moved

to Sandy. He worked as an over the road

trucker, logged for Weyerhouser, owned his

own businesses from a nursery, landscaping,

excavation, Hoodland Sand and Gravel, garden

center, and a restaurant. He retired from his son

Steve's company, Konnell Construction and

Demolition in Sandy. Russell enjoyed hunting,

fishing, gardening, natural science, shooting, gun

reloading, and trapshooting. He was a member of

the Lions Club, N.W. Steelheaders, and the Sandy

Gun Club.

Russell is survived by Russell Jr. of Damascus,

Mitch of Sandy, Jeff of Sandy, and Ronda of

Vancouver. A celebration of life will be held at

Sandy Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30 at

11:00 a.m.

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