MADISON-Russell W. Gratiot, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's paper. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care 5203 Monona Dr. (608) 221-5420
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