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Russell W. Ewers

October 11, 1949 ~ March 13, 2018 (age 68)

Russell W. Ewers, age 68, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, due to injury from a motor vehicle accident.  He was born in Evansville on October 11, 1949, the son of John & Barbara (Ogle) Ewers.

Russ was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving our country in the Vietnam War, receiving two purple hearts.  He attended college at Vincennes University, graduating in 1992 and became a registered nurse.  He worked at various places throughout his career until his retirement.  

Russ enjoyed collecting guns, playing cards, and playing with his dogs.  His love for dogs extended to his support to both the ASPCA and the Greene County Humane Society.

He is survived by his fiance’, Saralee Bledsoe of Linton, whom he was to marry Saturday, March 17, 2018.  He is also survived by his two sons, Rusty (Dawn) Ewers and Kevin (Amy) Ewers, both of Linton, a daughter, Vicki Mattingly, eight grandchildren, Dalton (Kelli), Madison, Aubrey, Jamison, Kaylin, Chase, Delani, & Matthew, a great-granddaughter, Karter, his sister-in-law, Rita Ewers, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John & Randy, and two sisters, Dawn & Kim.

Following Russ’ wishes, private arrangements are in care of Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.

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