Russell Kirkham
Russell Kirkham
Russell P. Kirkham, 60, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Racine.

He was born June 6, 1952, in Rochester to Newton and Dorothy (Ziemann) Kirkham. He worked at the Kahler for many years and was the owner and operator of Thunder Dome Gardens for 40 plus years. He was the manager of the Farmer Market in Rochester in the late 1980s and was known for his variety of squashes and of lilies. Mr. Kirkham was a born again Christian and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in St. Charles/ Message of the Cross Church in Rochester.

Survivors include one brother, Martin (Carol) Kirkham of Rochester; one niece, Jennifer; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service was held Friday, May 24, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Dunphy officiating and interment at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be directed to the family.