Obituary: James G. Russell


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James G. Russell, 77, of Westfield, died Jan. 25, 2015 at his residence. Born Oct. 9, 1937 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Frances Stoll Russell.

He was a 1955 graduate of Howe High School and owned the family company of Star Ammunition, Inc. He designed and built many of the machines the company used to make bullets, wax bullets, load and box the ammunition.

Survivors include his daughters, Susie (Roger) Hartzell and Cathy (Chris) Chandler; grandchildren, Natalie (Julien) Brand, Samantha (Shane) Keen, Rebekah Hartzell, Zachary Hartzell, Carli Chandler, Kyle Chandler and Seth Hartzell; and great-grandchildren, Henry Brand, Sophie Brand and Elsie.

He was proceeded in death by his parents.

A private family service was held.

Online condolences may be made at

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