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Dr. Russell G. "Russ" Mawby
  • Yorkville Community Church
    11523 East D Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083
  • Battle Creek Community Foundation-Mawby Fund
    32 W. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Dr. Mawby once read the sorrow on my face at a conference during a presentation, and he took me aside and talked to me for about a half hour. His kindness and calming presence was never forgotten. What a lovely man who has surely earned his place in heaven.


Posted by: SHELLY Kasprzycki - LANSING, MI - Acquaintance   Oct 23, 2017

May your light shine the way your spirit did here. May your Legacy live on through your grandchildren, Great grandchildren , and Great Great grandchildren. You were an inspiration to many but very special to some. We will greatly miss you until the day we meet again. I love you grandfather more than you'll ever know!


Posted by: Jennifer Dalrymple ( Mawby) - Plainwell, MI - Grandchild   Oct 23, 2017

The "Community" has lost a great man and loyal friend. We will forever remember. Blessings and warm thoughts to family.


Posted by: Pat Fosdick - Battle Creek, MI - Acquaintance   Oct 23, 2017

Dr. Mawby served as an inspiration to all of us who had the privilege of working with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. He was a mentor and friend to many and through his founding and support of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program, he changed lives around the world. His significant influence will continue as long as there are Kellogg Fellows serving others. I admired Russ's leadership courage and vision during my tenure at the foundation. He made a difference in

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Posted by: Roger Sublett - Mason, OH - Coworker   Oct 23, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Russ Mawby. What an awesome person whose legacy has inspired so many! It was always an honor and delight to sit next to him at the CMF Advisory Board meetings. His influence will continue to inspire those of us who serve by leading, and who lead by serving.

Caroline Chambers
Former CMF Board Member


Posted by: Caroline Chambers - Detroit, MI - Acquaintance   Oct 23, 2017

I count it as a privilege and a blessing to have worked at the Kellogg Foundation when Dr. Mawby was our CEO. He was a kind man with a huge vision and heart. He will be dearly missed and prayers go out to Lou Ann and the entire Mawby family.


Posted by: Sarah Smith - Marshall, MI - Coworker   Oct 23, 2017

A great leader and a good, compassionate man. It was a privilege to know and work with him at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. My sympathies to Lou Ann and the rest of his family.


Posted by: Connie Vunovich - Bellevue, MI - coworker   Oct 23, 2017

We will miss our friend Russ, such a wise and gentle soul. We so appreciated all he did for his community over the years and the dedication he had for all things MSU!!!! Rest in peace dear Russ.


Posted by: Ann & John Gallagher - Hickory Corners, MI - Friend   Oct 22, 2017

A good, good man! I will miss my friend from our years at Yorkville Church. My deepest sympathies to Russ's family. (sent on behalf of Lois Hofmeister)


Posted by: Deb Hofmeister-Richardson - Greenville, MI - Friend   Oct 22, 2017

It was a privilege to have known and worked for this wonderful man. My heart goes out to Lou Ann and the family.


Posted by: Denise Poyer - Bellevue, MI - Coworker   Oct 22, 2017