Rita K. Russ Aug. 9, 1934 – Sept. 6, 2020

Rita K. Russ

      Rita K. Russ, 86, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha.

      Visitation was held 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service was held at 4 p.m.  Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Paul Baldwin officiated.

      Rita was born Aug. 9, 1934, the daughter of Edward and Magdalena (Theis) Egloff.  She married Nick Russ on June 9, 1959 in Dyersville. Together they lived in several communities including: Dubuque, Delaware and Jones Counties, eventually settling in Monticello.

      Survivors include her children: Dave (Geralyn) Russ of Anamosa, Deb (Larry) Laing of Tipton, Dan Russ of Monticello, Diane (Scott) Schroeder of Mechanicsville, Daryl (Robin) Russ of Washington, and Lori (Ed) Squires of Kenosha, Wis.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren of whom she adored; and in-law Tony Russ of Manchester.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Nick in 2013,  siblings: Bob Egloff, Lorraine Dunkel, Rosie Vorwald, Clarence Egloff, Alvina Egloff, Mary Kramer, Alice Russ, and in-laws: Mary Ann (LeRoy) Kern.

      The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House of Mercy and Compassus Hospice for their compassionate care.

      In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice House of Mercy.

      Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.


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