Russell Delmer Chase was born on May 27, 1924 and passed in peace March 6, 2017 at age 92 in Oceanside, Ca. Preceded in death by wife Shirley Chase and daughter Sandi Chase-Russell. He is survived by 4 children: Dennis Chase, Bradley Chase, Debra Wetherald, and Howard Chase, his 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers Robert Chase and Donald Chase.
Russ was born in Alberta Canada to Hely and Audrey Chase. He was raised in St. Joseph, Michigan. Russ served bravely in World War II and when returned home, married the love of his life, Shirley Evans, in 1945. Working as a Service manage for IBM he raised his family of five in Illinois. Russ and Shirley retired in Laguna Hills, CA. Russ was active in his 447th Bomb group, American Legion, and Laguna Woods security. Service to our Lord was a great priority to Russ, who taught classes, ushered, and worked as a mentor for Saddleback Church. He loved photography, spending time with friends and family, bible study, and traveling. He will be remembered for his optimistic personality, incredible dance skills, and coined phrase “Somewhere between outstanding and excellent”.
His visitation will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 5-9 pm, and the memorial service will be held on Friday April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am, both at McCormick and Sons Mortuary in Laguna Hills, to be followed at 2:00 pm by the military graveside service at the Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Simaritan's Purse, Salvation Army, or a charity of choice.