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Russell Van Sickle

December 2, 1935 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 84)

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RUSSELL VAN SICKLE, 84, of Sidney passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Wilson Health. He was born on December 2, 1935, the son of the late Helen K. Van Sickle. On October 5, 1957 he married Betty Higgins, who preceded him in death on November 23, 2015.

He is survived by two daughters, Julie (David) Schweitzer and Joni (John) Renner both of Sidney, three grandchildren, Brian Schweitzer, Chad Slonaker and Travis Slonaker. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jayne Slonaker.

Russ served three years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 217.He retired from Ross Aluminum after 33 years working as a Foreman. Russ enjoyed in his earlier years softball, bowling and golf.

In keeping with Russ's wishes, there will be no viewing hours. Private Graveside Services will be held Thursday September 24, 2020 at Glen Cemetery with Rev Eileen Hix officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to S.C.A.R.F P.O. Box 671 Sidney, OH 45365 in Russ's memory. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the Van Sickle family at our website,

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Private Services

Glen Cemetery
St. Rt. 47 East
Port Jefferson, Ohio 45360


P.O. Box 671, Sidney OH 45365

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