Russell F. Gouge
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pitman Funeral Home,
1545 Wentzville Parkway,
Wentzville, MO 63385
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Immaculate Conception of Dardenne Catholic Church,
7701 Hwy N (corner of Hanley Road and Hwy N), Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
In lieu of flowers donations may be made payable to: American Cancer Society or the ICD St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385
Russell Gouge of Dardenne Prairie, MO, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Ted & Ethel Gouge (nee Fisher); brother Harold Gouge.
Russell is survived by his beloved wife Alma Jean Gouge (Schlitt), children, Mary (Bill) Blankenship, Ted (Sandy) Gouge, Laura (Tim) Ruesch, Gail (Mark) Wilmes, Joan (Rich) Grelle, Richard (Jill) Gouge and; his grandchildren, Beth (Justin) Pruitt, Angie (Adam) Ricketts, Mike (Devon) Blankenship, Kyle Gouge, Tyler Gouge, Adam Ruesch, Jacob Ruesch, Eric Ruesch, Alan (Cassidy) Wilmes, Scott (Nicole) Wilmes, Jennifer Wilmes, Ray (Ashley) Grelle, Jessica (Nick) Love, Michelle (Patrick) Payton, Clara Gouge, Robert Grosch, Jessica (Colby) Thomas, Mary Kimbrough; his great-grandchildren, Brandin, Coltin, Charlotte, Christian, Logan, Ava, Cy, Zoey, Logan, Carson, Cameron, Jaxson, Madelyn, Mason, Ryan; and his brother Leroy Gouge.
Russell was born in Morley, Missouri and raised in Oran, Missouri and was a proud retired General Motors UAW member. He enjoyed cars and dances at the VFW and Legion Halls where he met his lovely wife Jean. They were married May 4, 1957 and have enjoyed 63 wonderful years. He retired at the age of 50 from GM in St. Louis. He enjoyed spending his time with all his grandchildren. He took them to Lake Sherwood, swimming lessons and attended many of his grandchildren’s sporting events & school activities. He travelled all over to watch them all and was always proud to see them play. His favorite vacation spot was Branson, he was very disappointed when he could no longer get there. He loved everyone dearly and always said he had a great family but he always said “Jean deserves all the credit”. Russell will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, dear brother, uncle and friend and he will be dearly missed by everyone.