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Remembering the life of Russell L. Witke….

 The funeral service for Russell L. Witke, 16, of New Richland, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 13 at Vista Covenant Church, rural New Richland. The Reverend Steve Thompson will officiate. Interment will be in St. Olaf Cemetery. Friends may call at Friedrich Funeral Home from 4-8 Sunday and one hour before the service at the church.

Russell died as a result of an auto accident near Matawan, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

 Russell was born on August 5, 1994, in Waseca, Minnesota the son of Russell L. and Cathy (Klaus) Witke.

He was a student at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva High School, participating in baseball, football and basketball. Russ enjoyed hanging out with his many friends, and making them laugh.

Russell is survived by his mother Cathy, brothers Brett Cully, and Robby Witke of New Richland, a sister Michelle Witke, also of New Richland, and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father in 2005 and his grandparents.                              



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