Richard Dean Krug, 71, Russell, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Russell to Harvey Dean and Mittie Lavene (Ashley) Krug. He was a 1964 graduate of Russell High School and a 1969 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.

He married Susan Louise Marlatt on Aug. 16, 1969. He ran Krug’s Welding and Repair in Russell from 1974 to 1994. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, of the home; two sons, Michael Dean Krug, Buda, Texas, and Jason Charles Krug, Russell; a sister, Marlene Katherine Mighell, Russell; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell;cremation has taken place.

Memorials are suggested to ROAR V.F.W. Mural Project in care of the mortuary.