December 13, 2007
Joseph Robert "Bob" Russell, age 58, of Albia died Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa. Bob was born February 20, 1949 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Robert and Irene (Belzer) Russell. Bob graduated from Davis County High School, class of 1967. After high school Bob attended and graduated from Indian Hills Community College in Centerville with a degree in automotive mechanics. After college Bob married Trish Lawson on October 8, 1971 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Bloomfield. To this union three children were born, Jason, Julie, and Jodi. In 1979, Bob cofounded and operated Hawkeye Molding in Albia. Later Bob became complete owner of Hawkeye Molding. Bob was very active in the community. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia, and was a member of St. Mary's Finance Committee. Bob was currently the president of the Monroe County Water Board. He was a member and assistant director of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association of Iowa. Bob was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, council 4167 of Albia. Bob enjoyed many activities, including golfing, motorcycle trips, and his family. Bob is survived by his wife, Trish Russell of Albia; three children, Jason and wife Jenny Russell of Altoona, Julie and husband Mike Thompson of Albia, and Jodi Russell of Coralville; five grandsons, Ryan and Hayden Russell, Kyle and Douglas Flattery, and Jay Thompson. Bob is also survived by his mother and father in law, Harley and Carolyn Lawson of Albia; two sisters, Kay and husband Wayne Engle of Bloomfield, Carol Mertens of North Liberty; one brother, Gary and wife Ginny Russell of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Irene; and one sister in infancy, Diane Russell.
Joseph Robert "Bob" Russell, age 58, of Albia died Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa. Bob was born February 20, 1949 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Robert and Irene (Belzer) Russell. Bob graduated from Davis... View Obituary & Service Information
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