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John Jacob Russ

Corning, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA
Death 26 Feb 2009 (aged 79)
Monticello, Jones County, Iowa, USA
Burial Monticello, Jones County, Iowa, USA
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John Russ, 79, of Monticello, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at his home after a sudden illness. Private family services will be held at Goettsch Funeral Home on Saturday, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Al Polito will officiate at the services.
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The family requests no flowers; a memorial fund has been established.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley; a son, John (Sue) Russ, Monticello; three grandchildren, Jane (Eric) Russell, Jeffrey and Johnny Russ; two great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Michael Russell; a brother, Bill (Marcia) Russ, Delhi; two sisters, Margaret O'Connell, Delhi, and Joann (Marvin) Marsh, Monticello; and a sister-in-law, Janice Russ, Delhi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joseph; and a brother, Alvin.

John Jacob Russ was born Feb. 9, 1930, at Corning, Kan. He was the son of John and Margaret Lahr Russ. He received his education in the Hopkinton, Iowa, schools. John then started working as a carpenter. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War, where he was a tank commander.
John J. Russ and Shirley Bartels were married April 12, 1952, at Elizabethtown, Ky. The couple made their home in Monticello after John's discharge from service in October 1953. He returned to working as a carpenter for a brief time and then started to work at Julin Printing. He was employed at Julin as press operator from 1954 until his retirement in 1995. John was always busy doing carpentry work or working on the lawn. He also enjoyed going fishing when he had time.

Gazette, The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA) - Friday, February 27, 2009

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