Russell E. Leatherberry, Jr., age 80, of Ulman, Missouri, departed this life on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Russell was born February 14, 1933, the son of Russell and Leona Leatherberry.
Russell proudly served in the United States Army during World War II.
He was united in marriage to Mariett Levinson on December 21, 1985 in Adams, Wisconsin.
Russell was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Osage Beach, where he served as High Priest. He loved spending time outdoors fishing and gardening, but the greatest joy of his life was his family.
Russell is survived by his wife Mariett; his family- three daughters, Pam, Judy, and Sheryl, all of the State of Washington; Donnie Pietrzak Jr of Jefferson City, Missouri, Mike (Beverly) Pietrzak of Friendship, Wisconsin, Bobbie (Kay) Pietrzak of Iberia, Missouri, Roy Pietrzak of Iberia, Missouri, Joyce Johnson (Elver) of Ulman, Missouri, Ella Phillips (Craig) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary Jo Rasch (Scott) of Watertown ,Wisconsin, Sherri Shipp (Randy) of Ulman, Missouri and several grandchildren and several great grand children, along with other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held Monday, June 10, 2013, 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Osage Beach, Missouri.
Interment at Gott Cemetery in Ulman, Missouri.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.