July 25, 1926 - May 26, 2021
Edward Russell Garmon, 94, a 32 year resident of Florida, formerly of Dundee, IL passed away, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Bradenton, FL. He was born July 25, 1926 in Melvin, IL to the late Edvin and Affie Garmon. Russ joined the Navy after graduating from Cookville, IL High School in 1944, taking part in the Battle of Okinawa. He attended Illinois State University, Normal, IL, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1951 and a master’s in 1956. He also did advanced studies at University of Illinois, Champagne, IL. Russ was an educator, teaching and being an elementary principal for 38 years. Of those years 28 of them were in Dist. #300 in Dundee, IL. Russ and Judy were married July 6, 1951. They were residents of Cape Coral, FL for 30 years before moving to Bradenton, FL. Russ loved traveling, taking 25 cruises and traveling five continents. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the power and sail squadron and the southwest friendship force. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Garmon. Russ is survived by his loving wife, Johanne Garmon of Bradenton, FL; three children, Susan Baker and her husband Robert of Bradenton, FL, Jeffrey Garmon and his wife, Janet of Wadsworth, OH and Gregory Garmon and his wife, Shannon of Palm Desert, CA; one brother, Vernon Garmon of Pontiac, IL; eleven grandchildren; one great grandson; as well as extended family members and friends. A Graveside Service will be held privately at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in the Sylvan Terrace Garden, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33907. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Edward Russell Garmon, 94, a 32 year resident of Florida, formerly of Dundee, IL passed away, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Bradenton, FL. He was born July 25, 1926 in Melvin, IL to the late Edvin and Affie Garmon. Russ joined the Navy after graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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