Obituary: James Russell


A funeral service for James Allen Russell, 75, of Davenport, will be held at noon on Thursday, June 13, in the Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and private burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Russell died Friday, June 7, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.

James Russell was born May 30, 1944, in Prairie Farm, Wis., the son of Earl and Verla (Van Gorder) Russell. He graduated from Andrew (Iowa) High School.

He retired from JI Case in September of 2004, where he had been a tool and die maker for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Marie; his daughters, Stephanie (Dean) Witt, Bettendorf, and Kelly (David) Green, Davenport; a stepdaughter, Lisa Marie (Greg) Clemens, Champlin, Minn.; and his grandchildren, Rachel, Hannah and Lucas Witt, Sydney Green, and Alexandra Marie (Jacob) Coleman.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Joyce, Marjorie, Rhoda Jane, Helen and Donna; and his brothers, Robert and Darrell.

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