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Russell J. Wren II July 26, 1952 - June 23, 2018

Russell James Wren II, 65, passed away June 23, 2018. Russell enjoyed fixing up cars, NASCAR, going boating and fishing. More than anything he loved spending time with his family, especially with his granddaughter, Olivia. She lovingly gave him the nickname “Pappal-Wappal”. He is survived by his devoted wife and companion of 37 years, Vickie Wren nee Witt; loving children, Arleen J. Wren (Pete Shell) and Russell J. Wren III aka “Rusty” (Bethany Hellmann); adored granddaughter, Olivia Rose Shell; dedicated siblings, Ginni (Dan) Wells, Russann (Frank) Morrow, Randell Wren and Roger (Sharon) Wren. He is also survived by his caring father-in-law, Felix G. Witt and sister-in-laws, Pam (Tim) St. Peter and Donna Fenner, along with many  loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell J. Wren I and Jeannette Booth Wren; mother-in-law, Rose Witt and brother-in-law, David Fenner. A Celebration of Russell’s Life will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, 5950 Kellogg Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230. Visitation will be held from 4:00 -7:00 pm; Military Honors and Memorial Service will start 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.


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    Vickie Wren says

    Baby, I’m so happy we were together just the way you planned it. I’ll love you forever.

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    Chasity says

    RIH Russ! You will be missed! My condolences to the family. Sending love and prayers!

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      Vickie says

      Thank you, my friend. Life is not the same without him. Miss u!

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    Olivia Rose Shell says

    Papple Apple I love u and miss u sooooo much. I’m sending you all the kisses in the world.

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    Russell Wren III says

    Dad, I love you so much! Thanks for everything that you have given/sacrificed for me. You will be missed by so many people. I love that we got to spend as much time together as we did, hanging out with you and Mom is one of my favorite things, you were always my best friend. I will always love you and you will always be in my heart.

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    Christine says

    Best uncle a girl could ask for! You were fun, caring and always supportive. You will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

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    Donna Witt Fenner says

    Russell Wren there will not be a day go by that I don’t think of you. Brother I have loved you for what seems like my whole life. I miss you dearly already. The best times in my life were spent with you and Vic. Remember how much you love to canoe hehe. I love you so much. We’ll take care of Vic and the kids and I know your favorite Livi (your sugar bear) ps I hope St Peter has a sense of humor and he puts you in with Rosie and look for David and tell HIM I love him but I’m still pissed.

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    Pam and Tim St Peter says

    Vickie, Russ and Arleen ,I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Losing Russ ,your husband and father is not easy .We were blessed to have been able to share in his life. Russ will live in our memories forever. Godspeed, Love always.

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    Travis West says

    Russ will be terribly missed. He was loved by all of us and will always be in our memories. Love you uncle Russ.

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