×

Pixley Funeral Home

322 West University Drive, Rochester, MI

OBITUARY

Craig A. Russ

July 12, 1959July 4, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Craig Allen Russ, age 59, of Holly, Michigan, passed away Thursday July 4, 2019.

Craig was born the son of Allen and Irene (Gildner) Russ in Detroit, Michigan on July 12, 1959. He graduated from Rochester High School in the class of 1977 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. Craig later earned his masters of science in business administration from CMU and masters of science in manufacturing operations from Kettering University. Craig married Dawn Stamper in November 1993 at St. John Lutheran Church in Rochester. Craig and Dawn raised their family in Holly, Michigan.

Craig had a 29 year career with General Motors working at the General Motors Tech center in Warren for many of those years. He and his family lived in Europe as well for Craig’s work and together they traveled the world.

Craig loved his golden retriever Daisy and watching the Detroit Lions play football. He also loved to cook. Craig is survived by his wife Dawn and son Sean Russ. Craig was predeceased by his parents Allen and Irene (Gildner) Russ.

Craig’s family will welcome all for a memorial gathering on Sunday July 7th, 2019 from 2-5 pm with a sharing of memories service at 4pm at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be made in Craig’s honor to Gift of Life Michigan, online at www.GiftOfLifeMichigan.org. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Dawn Stamper, Wife
  • Sean Russ, Son
  • Allen and Irene (Gildner) Russ, Parents
  • Golden Retriever Daisy, Dog

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Sharing of Memories Sunday, July 7, 2019

Memories

Craig A. Russ

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Denise Morris

July 8, 2019

I had only met Craig breifly a few times, but I know Dawn well and heard many stories of what a wonderful husband and father he was. He has left a wonderful legacy in Shawn. I know he was looking forward to making more memories with his wife, son and friends in Tennessee. He and Dawn both worked very hard to secure their futures in retirement. Please take comfort in knowing Craig is resting peacefully now and has the best retirement spot of all, with his parents and Morgan in heaven. Someday you will all be together again and he will be waiting to show you what we have all been missing there. Work on continuing to enjoy life here on earth for him as he will be forever your hearts. Sincerest condolences are sent to the family and friends of this great man.

Pat Walmsley

July 8, 2019

I'll never forget the times we shared at Tiger, and mostly Lions games with friends and family for eats, drinks, and cheering on our favorite teams! The memories will last on forever and continue on through his son Sean.

Rest in forever peace Craig!!!

Nancy Huber

July 7, 2019

We worked with Craig on and off for many years at GM. He was always great to work with and always willing to provide “expert advice” no matter what he might happen to be working on .

Unfortunately, we learned of his passing too late to be able to attend the memorial, but our thoughts and prayers are with Dawn and the family.

Nancy Huber & Rick Gjestvang
Clarkston, MI

Lynn Bechtel

July 7, 2019

Sending condolences and prayers to Craig's family. I have worked with Craig for close to 15 years and always loved his energy, humor and sincerity. Rest in peace Craig, you will be missed.

Steve Eckhout

July 6, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear about Craig passing away. The two of us worked together for over 20 years at GM. Craig was such a great guy, awesome worker, and a joy to work with. I will miss seeing him at work. Bless Craig and his entire family. Rest In Peace my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY