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Russell Flagle

Obituary for Russell Flagle

November 16, 1945 - June 12, 2021
Wanamaker, Indiana | Age 75


Russell E. Flagle
Lifelong Franklin Township Resident passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021. He was 75 years old. Russell was born in Flagler Beach, Florida to the late Russell and Emily (Fansler) Flagle on November 16, 1945. After graduating from high school, Russell proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for Western Electric before starting Indy Cylinder Head with his brother Fred. Together, they created one of the most successful cylinder head businesses in the entire racing industry. Russell took great pride in revitalizing Wanamaker and giving back to the community, and often donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Shepherd Community Center, Gleaners Food Bank, and various charities.

In addition to his parents, Russell is preceded in death by Nancy "Henry" Flagle.

He is survived by his son, Ron Flagle (Heather Conrad); daughter, Anita (Flagle) May (Jeremy), and grandchildren, Brittany Flagle, Brody Flagle (Jaide), Jeremiah Flagle, Bentley Flagle, Elle Flagle, Colin May, and Caitlin May; siblings, Bob Flagle (Pat), Ray Flagle (Debbie), Sue Flagle Rodgers, Betty Brunson (Tom), and Fred Flagle (Carol).

A visitation to honor Russell will be held on Thursday, June 17 from 1:00-5:00 P.M. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Franklin Township Chapel, 5950 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis, IN. 46239.

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