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Russell Lee Maxey

December 6, 1958 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 62)


Russell “Rusty” Lee Maxey, 63, of Sheboygan, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning on June 6, 2021, at his home.

Rusty was born on December 6, 1958, to Wayne and Josephine (Miller) Maxey in Sheboygan. On April 30, 1983, he married the love of his life, Denise Matson, and they welcomed an orange-headed baby boy who was the love of their life on May 7, 1989.

Rusty graduated from Sheboygan South High School with the class of 1977. After graduation, he began working at the Austin Foundry and ran the furnaces there for nearly 45 years.

Rusty loved spending time in Minocqua, WI, with Denise and all of his friends. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and was very proud of his Harley. He was also an avid hunter and loved spending time with Tyler and the grandkids near Oakfield, WI, on the hunting land.

Rusty was a perfectionist – if you went over to his home, you would always see vacuum lines and freshly cut grass. He was also a very proud grandfather.

Rusty will be dearly missed by his son, Tyler (Lacey); two biological grandchildren, Lucas and Everly; three bonus grandchildren, Leo, Gabbie, and Enzo; brothers, Danny (Tammy) and Travis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Elaine (Stahmann) Russell; sister-in-law, Debbie (Ray) Brickner; brothers-in-law, Larry (Cindy) Matson and Lyle Matson (Significant Other, Barb);  close friends, Kevin (Ann), Adam (Toni), Roy (Lori) and Joanne; he is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rusty is preceded in death by the love of his life, Denise, who passed on September 4, 2019. After the death of Denise, life was never the same for Rusty – she was his everything.

He is also preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Josephine; infant sister, Cindy Maxey; brother, Gary Maxey; sister-in-law, Lynda Berg, brother-in-law, Jim Berg; and nephew, Raymond Brickner IV.

A private funeral service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 3:00 PM at Ballhorn Chapels Funeral and Cremation Care Center, (1201 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan) with Rev. Collin Moon of Bethlehem Church officiating. The service will be livestreamed Rusty’s obituary page on

A public visitation will be held from 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM on June 11, 2021, at Ballhorn Chapels.

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Rusty will be loved and missed by all who knew him and especially remembered for his unique sense of humor.

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June 11, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ballhorn Chapels
1201 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Private Service

Ballhorn Chapels
1201 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Video is available for this event

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