Donald L. Russell, 76, of Newton died on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
A memorial service was at 11 a.m. today, March 31, at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton. The family greeted friends with a lunch immediately following the memorial service.
Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Taylor House Hospice may be left at the church on the morning of the service or may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home; please add, Attn: Russell Family on the envelope.
Those left to honor Donald’s life are his wife, Carol of Newton; three daughters, Jeri (Mark) Harmison of Colfax, Susan (Tom) Luttenegger of Richfield, Minn., and Tracy (Craig) Van Wyk of Colfax; his six grandchildren, siblings, Keith (Karen) Russell of Colfax, Bob (Gail) Russell of Tacoma, Wash., and Kathy (Lee) Chamra of Leighton; and step brothers, Wayne Adair of Des Moines and Walter Adair of St. Louis, Mo.