Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

VanZANTEN RUSSELL EDWARD Age 82, of Westland, July 23, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Katrana. Loving father of Barbara (Mark) Stockman. Dear grandfather of Andy, Joey, Alex, and Haley Stockman, and Alexia and Sara VanZanten. Also survived by dear friend Maryann Furmanek. Visitation Tuesday 2- 9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Road (btwn Ford Road and Cherry Hill), Westland. Funeral Service Wednesday at the funeral home. Call for service time. To share memories please visit

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Ann Hopka07/25/2011

My dear friend, You will never be forgotten. I miss you.

Gino Imperati07/25/2011

Russ, you were a really great guy and it truely was a pleasure to have known you over the last 44 years. We had some good times and good memories, you will surely be missed in our PEO lunches and at tax time. I hope you get better reception for your radio in your new location.

Del Furmanek07/25/2011

I am so very sorry for your loss. Russ was a nice person and Rich and I were lucky to have known him. Our deepest regards to you Barb and family.

Jim Aucutt07/25/2011

An really nice man. Worked with him at PEO for many years. Just visited with him and Maryann at Dick Duwel's condo in Florida this April.

Lee Grider07/25/2011

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Russ's family and for your loss. I was one of the PEO guys that Russ mentored....the best he could.

Charlie and Janet Brinkman W8ACT07/26/2011

Russ was one of the reasons WBCCI was so special. we are going to miss you.

Jim n5rtg Cocke07/26/2011

The high energy cigar chomping guy at all our amateur radio gatherings, Russ is an unforgettable character. We remember him also for the many times he served our amateur radio club as a net control station, leading our ham radio "social networking" sessions in the mornings.

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