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Russel John Walkosak

July 19, 1942 — January 24, 2023

Owensboro

 

Russell John Walkosak, 80, of Owensboro, KY, passed away January 24, 2023 at The Heartford House. He was born July 19, 1943 in Niles, Ohio to the late Peter Frank Walkosak and Mary Kolesar Walkosak.

Russell was retired from Green River Steel where he worked in accounting and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  He was the owner of Arrow Ambulance in Daviess County and Christian County and owner of Russell Walkosak Handyman Services. He played drums for Country Sunshine Band and played at several senior citizen centers.  He was a Kentucky Colonel, a certified EMT instructor, scuba diving instructor, and served in the American Red Cross as a CPR and lifeguard instructor.  Russell was also an Army Veteran who served in the Kentucky National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his son, Russell Mark Walkosak, brother Steve Walkosak and his sister, Isabelle Rohr.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Betty Walkosak; children, Sherry (David) Fulkerson of Owensboro; Angel Walkosak of Nashville, Corey Walkosak Morgan of Poolesville MD, Jon (Dana) Walkosak of Indianapolis, and Kellie (Kevin) Lavender of Fort Mill, SC; five grandchildren, Zack (Shelly) Fulkerson, Ashton (Billy) Fares, Madeline and Harry Morgan, and Hannah Walkosak; great-grandchildren, Cora and Collin Fares; sisters, Mary (Tony) Oliver and Audrey Daughtry of Owensboro.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home.  Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Macedonia Baptist Church Dollar Club, 4839 Millers Mill Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Russell Walkosak.  Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Russell John Walkosak and sign his virtual guestbook at www.haleymcginnis.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 29, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home

519 Locust St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 29, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home

519 Locust St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Burial

Monday, January 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum

1300 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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