Russell Klahn

Russell “Russ” Klahn

Russell “Russ” Klahn of Forks, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the age of 83.

Russ was born to parents William and Myrtle Klahn on September 17, 1935. He grew up as the eldest of two children. Following his graduation from Forks High School, he joined the air force on September 9, 1954, where he met lifelong friend Jake Jacobs. Throughout his four-year tenure in the air force, Russ was stationed in Reno, Japan, and Korea, after which he returned to his hometown of Forks to work as a yarder engineer until his retirement.

Russ is survived by his daughters, Angela and Stephanie Klahn; sister, Sandra Harrison; grandchildren, Heather Wheeler, Shawndra Lee, and Joseph Stossel; and one great-grandchild Karmin Jones. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Myrtle Klahn; and his infant son.

A celebration of life is tentatively planned for May 2019, additional details will be forthcoming.