Obituary of Russell Theodore Nesberg, Sr. (1937-2002)

Russell “King” Theodore Nesberg Sr.
(September 17, 1937-December 6, 2002)

MUNISING — Russell “King” Theodore Nesberg Sr., age 65, of N7061 Indiantown Road, Munising, died at his home in the early morning of Friday, December 6, 2002, following a lengthy illness. King was born on September 17, 1937, in Shingleton, Michigan to the late Russell and Sadie (James) Nesberg. He was a truck driver before he married Sheena Jane Hancock on July 11, 1960. King continued to drive the first years of their marriage and he also worked as a mechanic and carpenter. He worked construction all over the Upper Peninsula before he and Sheena moved to Lapeer, Michigan for ten years. King returned to the U.P. in 1974 and he worked as a carpenter for Larry Wys for many years. He was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. King also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and bird watching. Years ago, he enjoyed playing guitar and he could also play the harmonica.

He is survived by his wife of over forty-two years, Sheena Nesberg of Munising; two children, Russell Theodore (Susan) Nesberg, Jr. of Brevort, MI and Hope Ann Nesberg Belfry of St. Ignace, MI; granddaughter, Michele Ann Shelly of Shingleton; and great-grandson, Daniel Lee Long of Shingleton; a sister, Carol (Walt) Strauser of Manistique; a brother, Wallace (Gail) Nesberg of Van Meer, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald “Buck” Nesberg, and a sister, Patricia Shortridge.

Pastors Kurt and Mary Beth Kovanen will conduct a memorial service on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eden Lutheran Church in Munising. Inurnment will be at the Munising Township Cemetery in Wetmore, Michigan.

Source: Marquette Mining Journal, 11 Dec 2002

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