Russell "Russ" Husby
Russell Husby, 71, of Vermillion, SD passed away in his sleep Thursday, June 22 at his home.
Russ was born January 19, 1947 in Yankton, SD to Russell and Dorothy (Lease) Husby. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1966 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1967. Russ married Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Oldham in Long Beach, CA on August 21, 1971.
Russ served at several duty stations throughout his career with the U. S. Navy to include two tours in Vietnam, Adak Alaska and several duty stations in California. Russ worked in various roles during his naval career to include the Naval Investigative Service (NIS), Naval Research Laboratory (The Jennifer Project), Naval Postgraduate School and multiple overseas deployments. He was detached from his last ship, the Aircraft Carrier USS Constellation in 1987, and returned to Vermillion. There he worked for the USD Library and SD Public Broadcasting before retiring.
He was a member of the Vermillion VFW and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Marilyn Husby.
Russ is survived by his wife Kathy, a son Jason (Bobby Jo) a daughter Tiffany Husby (Curtis) Mincks all of Vermillion, three grandchildren: Jacob, Shelby and Brooke and brothers: Richard (Karen) of Dallas, TX, Robert (Kathleen) of Minneapolis, MN and honorary brother Dan Neufeld of Vermillion.