David P. Russ – Anamosa

David P. Russ, 61, of Anamosa passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Visitation will be held from 4- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Anamosa.  Rev. Nick March will officiate.  Masks are required and social distancing should be observed.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Anamosa.  Mass will be live-streamed at Kramer Funeral Home Facebook page.

Dave was born on March 16, 1960, in Dubuque, the son of Nicholas and Rita (Egloff) Russ.    He married Geralyn Leibold on August 1, 1987, in Greeley, Iowa.  Dave graduated from Monticello High School in 1978.  For the last 23 years prior to his illness he was employed as a power tool service technician.

Dave loved spending time in the garage, woodworking, repairing items and tinkering.  He was an avid Cubs fan who enjoyed reading, playing cards and Sunday afternoon family gatherings.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1791.

Dave is survived by his wife, Geralyn, children: Jackie Russ of Coralville and Andy (Cora Carnahan) Russ of Anamosa; siblings: Deb (Larry) Laing of Tipton, Dan Russ of Monticello, Diane (Scott) Schroeder of Mechanicsville, Daryl (Robin) Russ of Washington, IA, and Lori (Ed) Squires of Kenosha, WI; in-laws: Mary Jo (Charlie) Goldsmith, Dave (Kathy) Leibold, all of Dyersville, Steve (Julie) Leibold of Earlville and Ann Cicero of Sauk City, WI, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law, Charles and Irene Leibold.

Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello is assisting the family and information is available at  Online condolences and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, ~ PO Box 791, Monticello, Iowa 52310.


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