SUGARCREEK -- Russell Dean Machan, 89, of Sugarcreek, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Walnut Creek Township, Holmes County, to the late Russel and Laura E. (Miller) Machan.
He was an electrical engineer, charter boat captain and an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his companion of 16 years, Norma Malerich; children, Karen E. Lynch of Columbus, Dyan L. Machan DeMeij of New York, David D. Machan of Massillon, and William K. Machan of Cleveland; and grandchildren, Lewis Berns, Kyle Berns, and Christian Lynch.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ian Lynch.
Services were Friday, Jan. 20 at Smith-Varns Funeral Home, 115 Andreas Drive, Sugarcreek. Marlin Beachy officiated. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. To share a memory and sign the guest register visit www.smithfuneral.com.