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Stephen R. Russell - 63

1/2/1952 - 3/27/2015

Iowa City, Iowa

Stephen R. “Steve” Russell, age 63, of Iowa City, formerly of Clinton, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clinton Humane Society, First Congregational Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Steve was born in Rockwell City, Iowa on January 2, 1952, the son of John R. and Gail (Mosely) Russell. They moved to Clinton in 1956. Steve attended Clinton Schools and was confirmed at First Congregational Church. As an adult he lived in Clinton and Zap, ND before moving to Iowa City. Steve loved all sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren and working outdoors.

Steve is survived by his children; William (Melissa) Russell of West Branch, Jay Russell of Iowa City, Jennifer Russell of Denver, CO and Emily Darling; nine granddaughters; his mother, Gail Russell of Clinton; two brothers, Scott and Stuart (Barbara) Russell both of Clinton; one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his father. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Gathering of Friends

3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home.

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