Russell William Danley, 61, the son of William Albert and Shirley Louise (Simpson) Danley, was born July 10, 1959, in Newton. He attended the Newton Senior High School, prior to serving his country for several years with the U.S. Army.
A private family funeral service for Russ will be Wednesday, March 3 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. A Facebook broadcast of the funeral service for Russ will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 on the Pence-Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until noon Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Russ’s family or to a charity of your choosing. Burial will be in the Sugar Grove (Metz) Cemetery in rural Newton.
Russ enjoyed painting, studying under Bob Ross, enjoyed the outdoors, was a passionate Green Bay Packers fan, a golfer, a fisherman and could often be found riding his Harley when he was not at home. He was always smiling, laughing or joking around with someone. Anyone who knew Russ knew that he was the most loving father a family could ask for. After the Army, he was employed at Nickerson Farms, was an ER technician at Skiff Medical Center, employed by The Iowa Pack in Des Moines and retired as a certified specialty welder for Vermeer Manufacturing in Pella.
Russ peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, 2021, at his home in Newton. He was surrounded by his family and under the care of Midwest Hospice.
Russ was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Rodger, Jackie and Tom; and a niece, Crystal.
Those left to honor Russ’s memory include his children, Chad, Chelsey and Chamberley; his seven grandchildren, Kohen, Cheyenne, Suraya, Caymen, Jaxx, Cadence and Nolan; his brother, John K. Danley; his sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Laura; and his many friends.
Online condolences may be made to pencefh.com.