Russ E. Lake
February 25, 1936 - September 17, 2021
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Russ E. Lake, age 85, of Oconomowoc passed away on September 17, 2021. Loving father of Linda (Butch) Wallace. Beloved grandpa of Lindsey (Will Terry). Great grandpa of Brayleigh Wallace. Brother of Mike (Jill) Lake and Donna (Gil) Radtke. Uncle to Adam, Teddy, David, Tracy and Shawn. Preceded in death by his parents, Ted &…

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Kristen Pirlot left a message on September 30, 2021:
Linda, I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Russ was a very friendly and social man. I enjoyed listening to his stories of running the Grorge Webb and taking race car photos. He even gave me a printed copy of one of his photos once! He was a frequent client at my place of work, and he will be missed by many.
Lou Burmeister & Joan Champion left a message on September 29, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss. Russ was a friend of mine for all of our lives. We will miss getting together with him.
Terry Bear left a message on September 27, 2021:
So sorry for the loss of your father! While I only got to know him for a brief time, he was a very kind and proud father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. I'm currently traveling out of state, otherwise I sure would have wanted to be there to say a final goodbye and give you guys a hug too! He's looking down watching over us all with that infectious smile of his! God bless!
John Tretow left a message on September 24, 2021:
My condolences to the entire Lake family. Russ has been a life-long friend to myself and my family. We shared many experiences together, at race tracks in town, at Indianapolis, and all over the USA. The charity dinners were very special. Hat shake to you my friend.
Tim Van Vooren left a message on September 24, 2021:
What a joy it was to see Russ at the track. His enthusiasm was palpable and his photos were treasures. Sincere condolences.
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Jean Fortner left a message on September 24, 2021:
My sympathy to your families. Russ was a good friend of my husband Al and myself. He and Al shared many racing photo experiences together. He will be missed.
Karen and Nancy Chuck left a message on September 24, 2021:
Our deepest sympathies to Linda, Donna, Mike and their families. Russ and Karen were long-time family friends. Many memories both at and away from the track. I may not be able to offer my condolences in person but will follow the live stream. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Russ.
Shanna Rainwater left a message on September 23, 2021:
I am so sorry that Russ is no longer with family and friends. There are so many memories that I have from our years working together at the Milwaukee Mile that I will always cherish. I am glad that I got a chance to know him, spend time with him and be a friend. Godspeed Russ. Will miss you.
Shanna Rainwater left a message on September 23, 2021:
In memory of Russel Earl Lake, Shanna Rainwater lit a candle
Butch Mierendorf left a message on September 23, 2021:
Been racing for 61 years.Of them Me and Russ were friends for 55.Just saw him in June.Will be Missed.RIP
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
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