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Russell W. "Pinky" Heffelfinger

March 22, 1933 - July 19, 2011

Birthplace:Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Residence:Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Visitation:Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm.
Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky
Service:July 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky
Cemetery:Old Mission Cemetery

Russell W. “Pinky” Heffelfinger, age 78, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 5:10am at his Home in Upper Sandusky.

Russell was born on March 22, 1933 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to James C. and M. Alice (Hall) Heffelfinger, both of whom are deceased. He married Marilyn Plott on September 1, 1951 and she is deceased. Russell then married Jeananne (Cook) Lee on February 20, 1976 in Upper Sandusky and she survives.

Russell is survived by five children, Beverly J. (Charles) Walton of Upper Sandusky, Chuck R. Heffelfinger of Arcadia, Cheryl A. (Steve) Leeth of Upper Sandusky, Rusty Heffelfinger of Carey, and Gerald W. Heffelfinger of Carey, three step children, Ric Lee of Kansas City, Missouri, Jeff Lee of Galloway and Lisa (Jack) Whitney of St. Louis, Missouri along with 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Carol King of Upper Sandusky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, William “Joey” Heffelfinger and a brother, Clair Eugene Heffelfinger.

Russell was a 1951 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. He retired from A.O. Smith in Upper Sandusky after 33 years working in the sample lab at the time of his retirement.

Russell was a member of Community Christian Center in Upper Sandusky. For hobbies Russell enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and playing cards.

Funeral services for Russell W. “Pinky” Heffelfinger will be held at 11:00am Friday, July 22 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky with the Pastor Bill Williamson officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky.

Visitations will be held on Thursday July 21 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Christian Center, Hospice of Wyandot County, or Wyandot Cares and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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Date: July 30, 2011
From: Susie Hawk <> of Nevada, Oh  USA
Message: Jeananne, Sorry about your lost. Pinky was a great guy.. Many good memories. Love and prayers...Susie Hawk


Date: July 21, 2011
From: Max Baney <> of Findlay, Oh  USA
Message: Terribly sorry to hear of the passing of "Pinky". He was a true gentleman. I played a lot of golf with Pinky and will certainly miss him.


Date: July 21, 2011
From: Christy Dryer <> of Eaton Rapids, MI  USA
Message: Aunt Jeananne, So sorry to hear about Uncle Russell. Our prayers are with you. I have fond memories of picking on Russ and Phil at the golf course when I was a kid following them around and distracting them at the peak of their swings. May God bless you and comfort you in the coming days and weeks. Love, Mark, Christy, Emma, Isaac, Daniel, and Bethany Dryer


Date: July 20, 2011
From: tim harr <> of us, 0hio  USA
Message: I worked at A O SMITH, with ''PINKY''. He will be missed by us all. -------------------OUR SORROW, HEAVEN'S JOY!------- Friends Forever, Tim Harr


Date: July 20, 2011
From: Karleen <> of ,  USA
Message: To the family of Russell my sincere sympathy. Jeananne and Carol I espically want you to know I am thinking of you during this sad time. God Bless you all. Sincerely. Karleen kelley Bonita Springs, Florida


Date: July 20, 2011
From: Bill & Bev Brown <> of Ashland, Kentucky  USA
Message: Oh Jeanann our hearts go out to you and the family. We know the Lord is with you right now to help you through the loss of Russell. We are so very sorry and we will keep you in our prayers. God Bless you always. In Christ Love Bill & Bev


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