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Russell Cort, age 51 of Gaylord, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Russell “Rusty” William Cort, Jr. was born on August 4, 1965 to Russell and Carrol (Major) Cort. On December 7, 1985, he was wed to Kelly Ann Fuller, with whom he had five children and 31 years of marriage. Russ was a proud member of the United States Air Force, and was a Staff Sergeant E-5 in the ten years he served from 1988 to 1998. For the past seven years, Russ worked as a salesman at Feeny of Gaylord. In his spare time, Russ also worked as a teacher for the Sunshine Sunday school at Grace Baptist Church and regularly volunteered for different radio stations, including WBLW 88.1.

Russell is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kelly; children, Kalico (Jason) Casady, Dakotah (Nathan) Black, Hawken Cort, Willow Cort, and Colter Cort; grandchildren Torren and Aaralyn; parents Russell and Carrol; siblings Jeanette (Mark) Pattinson and Joseph (Dana) Cort; six nieces; six nephews; and one grand-nephew.

Memorial services for Russ will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11 AM.

Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church beginning at 10 AM until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunshine Sunday School at Grace Baptist Church and/or to WBLW 88.1.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

Visitation To Be Held At: Grace Baptist Church
Service To Be Held At: Grace Baptist Church

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From: G;lenn Smith
Gaylord, Mi

Our sympathy goes to Russ Cort's family. What a great car salesman and gentleman Russ was. He exemplified the very best in a trustworthy and friendly manner. Russ sold us many cars during his seven years at Feeny. We just ordered a new car from him last week. He will be sadly missed in the Gaylord community. Glenn & Beth Smith

From: Clay & JANE Laubach. (Neighbor)
Gaylord, Michigan

Our deepest sympathy to you Kelly and the entire Family. Rest In Peace Russell and may God Bless you and the Family

From: Bobby Nix
Travese city, Mi

Cort family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Russ was a great guy.

From: Doug Peter
Gaylord's , Mi

Rest In Peace Russ. Thanks for being such a good friend. My prayers and my heart go out to your family. You will be missed by so many !!!..

From: Kevin & Marlene Robinson
Boyne Falls ,

Cort Family, Words cannot express the heartfelt sadness we feel. Our deepest condolences to you all. Russ was a wonderful person and friend and an inspiration to everyone. We will never forget his kindness and generosity to everybody. Russ will be deeply missed. God Bless you all. Love and Hugs, Kevin & Marlene Robinson