Russell Dwain Sylvester, 85, of Fargo, ND, and a former longtime Eldred-Fisher area resident and farmer, passed away at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo early Saturday evening, July 30, 2022, with his loving family at his side.

The funeral service celebrating Russell’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Steve Bohler, officiating.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. The funeral will be live-streamed by going to Russell’s obituary page at and clicking on the prompt to view.

Following lunch at the church, burial will take place at the First English Cemetery in Eldred. Military Honors will be provided by the Fisher American Legion Post and the MN National Guard Funeral Honors Team from Moorhead.