LAKE STATION, IN - Russell W. Hess, age 70, of Lake Station, IN, passed away in Chicago peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, October 2, 2017. He was born on March 6, 1947 in Battle Creek, MI to Roy and Alice (White) Hess, who preceded him in death.

Russell is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Brenda Hess of Lake Station; son, Bill (Jenny) Hartman of Portage; daughters, Lori (Brian) Jackson of Lake Station, Brenda Hartman of Lake Station, Pamela Olson of Chesterton, Kristin (John) Armstrong of Valparaiso; brother, Roy Hess of MI; sister, Alice Hobson of FL; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Russell retired from Ford Motor Company after 31 years.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at EDMONDS & EVANS FUNERAL HOME, PORTAGE CHAPEL, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368, with Pastor Craig Forwalter officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be made at: