Rex Russell of Mentor, will celebrate his 85th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 with an open house at his antique car museum, 704 E. Mentor Road, Mentor.

Rex was born Nov. 24, 1932 at Galva, the son of Daniel “Lute” and Beulah Russell.

He married Nadine Lockard (1934-2017) on Sept. 21, 1952 at Carlton. They had four children, Danny (deceased), Dennis, Diane, and Dawn.

Rex worked at many jobs, including aircraft, farming, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, pilot, and flight instructor, equipment designer and a business owner of Crane Rental.