Russell L. Ogan, 88, of Circleville, went to be with the Lord and his late wife, Ida Ogan, on April 15, 2017.
Russell was a retired Army staff sergeant, having served in the Korean War.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1928, in Pickaway County, to Fred and Mary (Chandler) Ogan.
He served as a law enforcement officer and court bailiff for the Circleville Police Department and also was a park ranger at some of the Ohio parks.
He loved to ride horses, bowl, hunt and fish.
He was a member of the Second Baptist Church, VFW, AMVETS and the American Legion.
Russell was preceded in death by wife, Ida Mae Ogan; his parents and step-parents; one sister; two step-sisters; and two step-brothers.
Russ leaves behind two sons, Danny (Marie) and David (Cindy) Ogan; daughter, Pat Ogan Hedges; grandsons, Darcy and Alex Ogan; granddaughters, Shannon Gray, Kristy (Shawn) Dountz and Michelle Ogan; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, David; his nieces and nephews; and his little sidekick, Muttley.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Pastor Derrick Holmes officiating, with burial following in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The family would like to thank Carrie from Berger Hospice, Kim Garrett from Berger Hospital, Toni Peele and all the Second Baptist Church.
The online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal