Russ William Haerer, 62, of Mexico, died Friday evening, September 14, 2018, at Saint Mary’s Hospital – Audrain.

   Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Mexico with Pastor Joe Pike officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Private inurnment will take place later at the East Lawn Memorial Park Columbarium. Pickering Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Russ was born in Mexico on December 24, 1955. He is the son of Martin and Hazel (Crews) Haerer. On May 26, 1978, he married Judy Lynn Weber in Mexico. Judy survives at the home.

  He was a graduate of Mexico High School in 1974 and CMSU Warrensburg in 1978. In High School he was a football captain and was a state Medalist in Wrestling. He was an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed woodworking, playing golf, and he was a MU Tigers football fan.

   Russ was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a deacon, a long time Audio Visual team member, and he was the church treasurer for several years.

   Russ was a computer electrical engineer and had worked for several companies including, McDonald Douglas 1979-1991, A.P. Green 1991-2002, ANH/RHI 2002-2010, Mid America Brick 2010-2013, and Gates 2013 to present time.

   In addition to his wife survivors include his mother, Hazel Haerer, Mexico; one son, Randall Haerer and wife Brandi, Mexico; two daughters, Rachel Karhoff and husband Richard, Mexico, and Leah Haerer, Mexico; two sisters, Donna Haerer, Mexico, and Jill Winterhalter, Mexico; five grandchildren, Korbin and Maci Haerer, Madilynn, Jackson, and Carson Karhoff; and several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, James Haerer.

   The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Mexico (Elevator Fund). They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Judy & Family my love & Prayers go out to you;at this very difficult time. I'll never forget all the countless times I got to feed your wonderful family. Hugs!! - Tammy Morgan
I am so sorry for your loss. - Donna Evans
Donna, I am sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Prayer for comfort and peace. - Pamela Flynn

Judy and family, our prayers are ascending upward for your time of trials. We were so shocked to hear of Russ's passing. Know we at Benton City Christian, are lifting you up. Gary & RoseMary P. - Gary Pillischafske

My sympathy to your family. My grandma was Gertrude Crews. - Connie Lawson

We are sorry to hear of your loss, May God's Love & Peace comfort the family. - Ron & Elaine Beedle

So sorry for your loss.... Thoughts and prayers to you and family. - Jim Jones

Sorry for your lost - Ron& Mary Ellen Neale

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family at this time. - Dr. and Mrs. Ed Stephens

I am so sorry for your loss, he was a great guy! I will miss Russ stopping by everyday to chat with me. - Kim Ashcraft

I am so sorry to hear of Russ' passing. Blessings and prayers to the family. - Jan Heaton

So sorry to hear of your loss... - Janet and Fred Jones

Prayers for your family. - Brenda Eick Gower

May God comfort you in His loving arms and fill you with His peace during this difficult time and in the days to come. Our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers. - J. R. & Alma Houchins

So sorry for your loss. Carroll & Jane Curry - Carroll Curry

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. - Betty Smith

Judy I am so sorry for your lost. I had a nice talk with Russ about a month ago at Dr. Tillman office. We were talking about his retirement at the end of the year. May Sweet Jesus wrap his loving arms around you and family. - John Elder

so sorry for your loss. I remember Russ as a good friend, Boy Scout, athlete and person. - Ronnie Snell

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