Russell B. Van Curen, 75 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 10:00 am Friday, October 31, 2014 in Warsaw Meadows Healthcare Center, Warsaw.
On December 10, 1938, he was born to Wilbert and Mary (Deaton) Van Curen. He was united in marriage to Ana Nova on December 17, 1978 in Warsaw, who survives.
A lifetime resident of Warsaw, Russell graduated from Warsaw High School in 1956. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1961 1964. He then served in the Air National Guard being honorably discharged in 1983.
He worked for NIPSCO, where he retired in 1999 after 25 years of service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, American Legion Post #49, Warsaw, Disabled Veterans and the Republican Party. Russell was a very likeable, friendly and jolly man, who loved his family and friends. He was very compassionate and he loved to eat.
Russell was survived by his wife of thirty five years, Ana Van Curen, Warsaw; two children, Stephen (and Vicki) Van Curen, Warsaw and Debbie (and Mike) Juillerat, Pierceton; three grandchildren, Shandy, Tabitha and Ethan; three great grandchildren, Avery, Zeke and Madelyn; two brothers, John and Phil Van Curen and two sisters, Bert Banghart and Joyce McBroom. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sue Banghart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw with Father Phil DeVolder officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.
Visitation will be from 10:00am 12:00 noon Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with a rosary at 11:15 am Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.