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Russell Wayne Tofell
May 17, 1954 ~ August 9, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Russell Tofell, who left us at the age of 69 on August 9, 2023. Surrounded by the comforting presence of his children, Brian, and Whitney, he took his final breaths in the warmth of his own home.
Born third in a lively brood of seven to Anna (Cacka) and Louis Tofell, Russell's formative years were spent amidst the sprawling landscapes of Bonanza, Oregon. Here, he nurtured a strong work ethic, assisting his family, tending to their bountiful farm— a land rich with grain, hay, and potatoes, and home to cows, chickens, and pigs. This environment laid the foundation for a determined and resilient individual who would graduate from Bonanza High School in 1972.
Throughout his life, Russell cherished the bonds he held with his siblings: Victor, Evelyn, and Glenn. Beyond his immediate family, his legacy continues through his beloved daughter Nicole; stepchildren Traci and "Big" Brian; and an endearing troupe of grandchildren—Kelsie, Katelyn, Dakota, Jasmine, Hayden, and Danika.
A man of immense talent and determination, Russell mastered skills in welding and woodworking. He was a loving father, a supportive spouse, and a genuine friend. Russell's passions extended to hunting, fishing, and indulging in old western films. Not to forget, his fondness for his feline companions which brought him much joy.
The memory of Russell will forever be etched beside his life partner of 30 years, Rebecca “Becky” Tofell, as they rest together at Mt. Laki Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life at a service on Sunday, August 20, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Laki Cemetery.
Russell's warm spirit, kindness, and indomitable spirit touched many lives. He will forever be cherished and missed..