Jerry Rollan Russell

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Jerry Rollan Russell passed away on Dec. 16, 2018 in Billings.

He was born Dec. 9, 1933, the son of George C. and Lola Russell, and resided on the family farm south of Hardin. Jerry graduated from Hardin High School and, after graduation, joined the Coast Guard, where he met Bettie Cellucci; they married and enjoyed 60 years together.

Jerry was the maintenance supervisor for the Hardin School District, and also owned and operated the Three Bears Motel in Lincoln, Montana with his wife. He enjoyed being outside and working on projects in his shop. Jerry was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpaw.

Survivors include son Robert J. (Rochelle) Russell; daughters Jeri Lynn (Speed) Edwards, Julie Ann Russell and Joni Lee Klimaschesky; and 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. We love and miss you, Dad. Please give Mom a big hug from all of us.

A celebration of life for Jerry and Bettie will be held this summer. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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