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Russell N. Arand

May 19, 2013

Wamego-Russell N. Arand, 29, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born August 9, 1983 at Wamego, the son of Ronald L. and Silke A. Straub Arand.  Russell grew up in the Wamego community and attended Wamego Schools.

Russell loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding his ATV’s.  He also loved to watch drag racing, cook and grow hot peppers in his garden.  Russell wore out his CD of the Pott County Pork and Bean Band.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Norbert Straub and grandparents Lyle & Ruth Arand.

Survivors include his parents Ronald & Silke Straub Arand; brothers. Rob, Chris and Scott Arand; Grandmother Sigrid Straub; Aunts & Uncles, Larry Arand, Carolyn Arand, Bernard & Brenda Straub; a niece Elizabeth and a nephew, J.D.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M.Friday, May 24, 2013 at the GreenwoodCemetery, Belvue.  Russell will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas66536. 

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15 thoughts on “Russell N. Arand

  1. Silke, so sad to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Dear family of Russell,
    My condolences on the loss of your loved one,
    At sad times like this , those left behind,need comfort. and the Bible is the best place to find it.-Romans 15:4. says that “”through our comfort from the scriptures, we might have hope” The true God, Jehovah, shows us in the Bible,that soon his son, Jesus ,will perform the greatest miracle, that of the resurrection of the dead.-John 5:28,29.
    Wonderful is the hope ahead that soon, on the paradise earth, there will be no more death as you can read from your Bible at Revelation 21:4 .
    As you read the above texts from your Bible, may they comfort you now and in future days.
    There is much more Bible-based comfort to be found on the website http://www.jw.org
    sincerely dianne mullins

  3. Ron, Silke and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Russell. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
    May God Bless Your Family,
    Sharon and Don Riffey

  4. Thoughts and Prayers to Russell’s entire family. Russell and our son Dustin were also in the same class. They spent a lot of time together in earlier years of growing up. One thing is for sure, Russell had a big heart. Rest in peace Russell!! Love, the Kelseys!!

  5. Thoughts and prays to the family of Russell,he was the funniest person out there I have ever met,brother you will be missed a lot

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. We went to school with Russell and remember how unbelievably funny he was. We are praying for comfort for all of you.

  7. Ron, Silka and family-
    I wish there were words that could help take some of the pain away. My heart goes out to the you all and I pray that somehow you can find peace. My deepest sympathy is with you. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. My deepest sympathy is with you. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  9. Our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. Russell was a good friend and room mate with our son Tye. God now holds them both in his loving embrace, free from pain.

    • I know Russell & Tye are looking down on us & are at peace. When Russell was passing, I told him to go be with God, his grandparents & Tye, they were buds. Thank you, Silke & Ron

  10. My you rest in peace my friend, and fly with all the angels above! You will be deeply missed…brother, friend,uncle, and son.

  11. We will miss you and that charming grin and giggle of yours. Thinking of you always. Love, Carissa

  12. Ron, Silke, Robbie, Chris, and Scott,
    Words can’t describe the hurt and saddness you all are feeling. My heart breaks for you all, and I pray for god to wrap his loving arms tight around you during this difficult time. May Russell rest in peace and soar with the angels! I know he cared and loved his family! He was a great friend and classmate! I will cherish all the fond memories of Russell! God Bless you all!

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