Russell "Scotty" Leon Fish

2021-05-29T14:24:49-05:00
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  • Name: Russell "Scotty" Leon Fish
  • Location of Birth: Iron River, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: September 26, 1927
  • Date of Death: October 28, 2006 (79 years old)
  • Parents: Russell Charles Fish and Helen (Dane) Fish
  • High School and Class: 1945 - Hibbing High School, Hibbing, Minnesota
  • College: Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Highest Rank: S2 (Seaman 2nd Class in Navy) and A3C (Airman 3rd Class in Air Force)
  • Branch: Air Force
  • Other Branch: United States Navy
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  • Military Highlights:
    Scotty served in the United States Navy in World War II and in the United States Air Force in the Korean Conflict.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Scotty worked for Hanna Mining Company and owned and operated Dane Oil Company and a tree farm. He received flying lessons from Ned Powers and was happiest when he was flying.

    Scotty was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles; and sister, Mari Carlson.

    Survivors include his wife, Arlene; sister, Joan Williams; brother-in-law, Jim Carlson, Sr., Arlene's children, Richard (Tammy) Swing, Marnee (Mark) McGowan; and Zachary Swing; and nieces and nephews.

    Scotty died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-C-30-30)

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