Howard W. Russell Obituary

Howard W.   Russell
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Howard W. Russell

April 13, 1951 - December 6, 2021
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Baxter, Iowa
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Howard Wilbur Russell, 70 Years, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and private family service will be held at a later date.

Howard was born April 13, 1951, in Chicago, IL, to Howard and Rosemarie (Klenczar) Russell.

Howard was a Truck Driver for Liberty Hardwoods for over 17 years, retiring in 2017. During retirement he worked seasonally for Helena Chemical in Ankeny. He was a member of Metz Community Church near Newton.

Howard is survived by his wife, Nancy Fuller, daughter, Angela (Ian) Cridlebaugh of Des Moines, IA; three sons, Michael (Krista) Russell of Austin, TX, Geoffrey Russell of Cottonwood, AZ, and Daniel (Kelli) Russell of Bondurant, IA; sister, Rosemarie (Bruce) Prouty of IL; six grandchildren, Gemma Russell, Alexis Kollath, Kirsten Russell, and Jaden, Noah, and Alivia Cridlebaugh. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Darlene Russell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be directed later. Online condolences will be welcomed at





No Services Planned
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, December 14, 2021


To The Family c/o Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317