I knew Russell Rearick very well. He and his wife, Ezella, moved to our road in 1943 or early 1944. He was a monumental mason and a "stonecutter" -- and much more.
He was born in Winnamac on April 10, 1893 and died in Marshall, Michigan, on March 10, 1961.
He, his wife, and my parents were good friends. They hunted whitetail deer together (bow hunters, as it used to be done), and Russell and my mother were ardent fishermen. I have two of his bamboo fly rods, one of which I am still using. I also have his tool boxes from the days when he worked at GM.
Russ was also a sculptor, woodturner (I have his lathe), carver, and artist in wood, stone, and on paper. He preferred stone or wood, as I recall, but could design or do good work on paper.
He served as my "grandfather," though we were not related. I still drink (occasonally) his brand of Scotch whisky, and used to smoke pipes with him, shortly before he died.
If you have further questions, I would be happy to try to help.
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