Russell V. Rule

May 13, 2010

Russell V. Rule 92, formerly of rural Michigantown, died May 13, 2010 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community. Born December 28, 1917 in Cloverdale, IN to the late Woodie Otis & Minnie (Cue) Rule. He married L. Jean Sheets on January 24, 1942 in Kirklin and she survives. Mr. Rule was a 1937 graduate of Michigantown High School. He farmed in the Michigantown area from 1945 to 1985. He also worked at Kingston Company in Kokomo and Allisons in Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he attained the rank of first sergeant. He served with the 79th Infantry Division, 314th Infantry Regiment, Company B, engaging in combat throughout Europe during WWII. He served from May 20, 1942 until June 2, 1945 and received the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. His memberships include; Michigantown United Methodist Church, Frankfort VFW, 50 year member of the Beard Masonic Lodge, a former member of Michigantown Lions Club and Michigantown Community Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved gardening, especially growing melons. Mr. Rule was admired by his grandchildren and adored by his great grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, May 16th from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown United Methodist Church, 301 E. 3rd St., Michigantown, IN 46057.

Survived by:

Wife: L. Jean Sheets Rule of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Patricia A. Mundell of Forest and Janet K. (Roger) Cline of Forest 1 Son: Michael L. (Cathy) Rule of Michigantown 2 Sisters in Law: Joyce Rule and Belva Rule 7 Grandchildren, Brice Mundell, Kandee Mundell Bradley (husband Brian), Joanna Rule Kingery (husband Gary), Dwain Rule (wife Kimberly), Karen Rule Wright (husband Bryan), Aaron Cline (wife Holly) and Alison Cline Williams (Husband Michael) 12 Great Grandchildren, Keller Bradley, Cole, Leah and Marie Kingery, Austin, Evan and Sarah Wright, Caden and Rylan Rule and Kenzie, Lexi and Ainsley Cline

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Garnett Clidence, Ruth Valley and 5 brothers, Jewell, Estill, Glenn, Wilbur and Hubert Rule.


5 Condolences for “Russell V. Rule”

  1. Marilyn J. Beard May 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Dear Jean,
    I am sorry I will not be with you now, I am in Illinois and just found out about Russ’ death after I got here this evening. We are going to Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow for Miles’ graduation from U. of Wisconsin with a PHD in Music. I plan to be back home late Monday or Tuesday. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. I will come see you when I get home. Take care and get some rest. With love and prayers, Marilyn.

  2. Carolyn Williams May 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I am so sorry about the passing of Russell. I thought the world of him. We got along so well the short time I was his nurse. He holds a special place in my heart. My prayers are with each of you. God bless you.

  3. Bob Sedam Family May 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Our family is so saddened to hear of Russell’s passing, and you are all in our hearts and prayers. We are so grateful that Dad and Russell had their last time together last fall and appreciate that you brought Russ to share Dad’s 90th birthday. Their bond was a deep one, and their smiles that day truly made the party a success. Their time together at the Army Reunion in Indianapolis meant so much to Dad (and to us all), at times you could see the young boys they once were in their faces.

    We send our regrets that we cannot be at the service, but will definitely get together with you soon to celebrate Russell’s life and share photos.

    May God bless you and give you strength,
    The Bob Sedam Family
    Bob, Robert & Cathy Sedam, Larry & Julie Sedam, Linda & Jerry Beasley,
    Joanne & Andy Totten

  4. Beth Deboy May 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Jean, I’m so sorry I can’t come to Russell’s visitation. I’m aparentley getting Gary’s cold which I’ve taken great pains to avoid; but it has caught me. I’m assuming you now live at Wesley Manor. I’m there 3 days a week for water aerobics. I’ll stop and see you as soon as I’m not contagious. In the mean time, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, prayers, and blessings, Beth

  5. Linda Beasley May 27, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Jean, I personally have to tell you how sorry I am. I keep coming to this website just to see his picture. I have enjoyed every minute I have spent in the recent years with your family. I can really say that I thought Russell was the greatest and loved to see my dad and him get together. It is as if time had stood still from the first time that they met and they acted as if they were still those young men who fought for our country and kept the same respect for each other throughout the years. I will very much miss his FANTASTIC AND YOUTHFUL personality. I can truly say I loved him so much and I just loved his hugs!. As of now we have not told dad. We know that he would have wanted to come to the funeral and he is not capable of doing that. Instead of flowers, I would like you to put together something for the reunion book and I will pay for it. I will be in touch. (Please Janet, if you don’t hear from me please call me or e-mail me after your grandchild is born and things settle down.) Time goes by so quickly and we have to make some plans to get together.
    Love you
    Linda Beasley

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