Daniel J. Russell, age 67, died November 11, 2020, of natural causes, in his home near Poynette, Wisconsin.
The son of Dr. William T. Russell and Alice Corcoran Russell, Dan was born June 30, 1953, in Madison and grew up in Sun Prairie with five brothers and five sisters. He lettered in wrestling at Sun Prairie High School, where he was often called "Doc." After working for a year in New Mexico with a number of SPHS friends, he returned to Wisconsin, became a licensed electrician, and worked for several major electrical contractors before his retirement.
Dan provided strong support to his parents in their long lifetimes and experienced the loss of two brothers, Terry in 1970 and Mike in 2020. Dan is survived by eight siblings--Mary, Pat, Colleen, Tim, Faith, Steve, Julie, and John--by many nieces, nephews, and their children, and also by numerous Russell and Corcoran cousins. We will all miss Dan's stories, fishing lessons, and help with everything electrical.
In lieu of gathering in person, family members held an online meeting to share photos and memories of Dan.