Russell M. Schinke

April 17, 1940 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 80)


Russell passed away at Theda Care in Appleton after a short illness. He was the son of the late Robert and Olive Schinke, of Little Chute. Russell served in the United States Army and continued his service at the VA Clinic by visiting often with cookies. Russell was an avid volunteer including church, EEA and any other organizations needing help. His family and friends will miss his words of wisdom and great smile.

Russell is survived by two sons: Sidney (Patty) Schinke, New London and Joey (Melissa) Schinke, Hortonville; grandsons: Ryan Schinke, Fremont and Benjamin (Kayla) Schinke, Hortonville; great grandchildren: Angelina, Tatum and Baker; a sister, Barbara (William) Potter and a brother-in-law, Robert Wydeven.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Olive Schinke; two sisters: Donna Wydeven and Shelia (Mark) Mislinski.

Private family services will be held at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home in Little Chute.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff’s of ThedaCare and Heartwood for all they did for Russ.

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