Russell Kirby

A funeral service was held Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon for Russell Kirby, 93.

Russell Kirby

Posted on 9/25/15

He died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Elim Care Center of Fargo.

Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, rural Walhalla.

Russell Orville Kirby was born February 4, 1922 in Langdon. He married Joyce LaPorte on September 1, 1960 in Langdon. He lived the majority of his life in the Langdon and Cavalier area. His later years were spent with his daughters in Isanti, Minn. and Fargo.

Russell is survived by and will be greatly missed by his daughters: Diane (Steve) Wellborn, Colo., Beverly (Earl) Dunnigan of Walhalla, Jennifer Lafferty of Fargo, and Janice (Chad) Mitshulis of Isanti, Minn.; and grandchildren: Allison Wellborn, Douglas Wellborn, and Landon Wellborn – all of Colorado, Ryan Dunnigan of Walhalla, and Blaine Dunnigan, Sam Lafferty and Hanna Lafferty – all of Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Joyce; daughter Barbara; and siblings Edith, Alice and Morris.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at