Larry Eugene James Russell

Larry Eugene James Russell, age 72 of Beaver Dam, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam.

Larry was born in Rock Island, Illinois on January 22, 1949, the son of Marvin and Dorothy (Nold) Russell. Larry was married to the love of his life Leann, and they had celebrated their 45th anniversary earlier this year.

After high school, Larry attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. In 1974, he moved to Beaver Dam to establish his own chiropractic practice. Larry was proud of his practice and faithfully served the Beaver Dam community for over 40 years until his retirement.

Larry was a dedicated Green Bay Packers fan and made sure he was tuned into every game. When he wasn’t watching the Packers, Larry enjoyed the little things such as a good cup of coffee or a strong glass of bourbon. Larry was also infamous for his “dad jokes” which always seemed to get a chuckle out of those around him. If the “dad jokes” didn’t make someone laugh, Larry’s quick wit was sure to do the trick.

Larry is survived by his wife, Leandra “Leann” Russell of Beaver Dam; 4 children, Jamie (Bill) Schmidt of Johnston, IA, Michael (Laura) Schutta of Beaver Dam, Brett (Kim) Russell of Sun Prairie, and Christie Guertin of Wauwatosa; 9 grandchildren, Kyle, Kayla (Josh), Cassie (Ryan), Stephanie (Cale), Kevin, Jasmine (Matt), Katyara “Kat”, Grace, and Jack; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and sister.

In honoring Larry’s wishes a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at