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Russell Paul Shoemaker

September 23, 1952 ~ January 31, 2024

Russell Paul Shoemaker, born on September 23rd,1952 in Grand Rapids, Michigan before his passing unexpectedly on January 31st, 2024 in Vero Beach, Florida.


Russell is survived by his long-time partner, Debra Vogel, her daughter, Lauren Vogel, and grandson, Brantley Steele. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Dorothy Shoemaker.


Russell attended Grandville High School and Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he obtained a degree in Advertising. Russell had many years of high-level agency and corporate art direction and enjoyed a great career in graphic design.


Russell will be fondly remembered for his love of fishing. He touched the lives of so many. Our beloved Russ, a life that meant so much, He will be deeply missed.


Russell is also survived by his brothers, Craig Shoemaker (Diane), his nephew, Keith; Randall Shoemaker (Kristy Seibold), his nephew, Paul (Daisy) and niece, Kasey Trotter (Darryl and family).


A private ceremony and remembrance will be held at a later time.

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