October 2, 1951 – November 20, 2012
Russel Wayne Jessen, 61, of Imboden died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born October 2, 1951 in Starkville, MS to Arthur and Wilma Brown Jessen. He married Debbie DePriest March 24, 1979 in Imboden. He was a long-time paramedic with the Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service in Cherokee Village and a member of Imboden Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Emma Jessen. Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of the home; daughters Beth Hook of Bono and Jana Jessen of Alicia; Parents Arthur and Wilma Jessen of Imboden; sister, Lyjuan Kelley of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Braydon Crowell and Jalynn, Aiden and Kenna Hook; several nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers are Joe Jessen, Gary Jessen, Bryan Jessen, Garett Jessen, Jacob Kelley and Larry Kelley. Honorary Pallbearers are the Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service.