Russell Stiffler Feb. 17, 1943-Jan. 12, 2018

Russell Stiffler

     Russell Stiffler, age 74, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. 

     Funeral services will be held 11 Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Pastor Mike Cleeton will officiate at the services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at

     Surviving is his wife Jane Stiffler; four sons, Dennis (Pam), Scott, Will (Kori), Zebb (Jennifer); 11 grandchildren, Sarah, David, Jason, Lucas, Alex, Kinsey, Nicholas, Tyler, Amelia, Emma and Bryant; two brothers, Paul Stiffler, and Colin (Carol) Stiffler. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Matt in 2001, and a brother Keith. 

     Russell Rudolph Stiffler was born Feb. 17, 1943 at Scotch Grove, Iowa. He was the son of Edwin and Leona Etten, Stiffler. He graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1960. Russell then worked at the Anamosa Silo Company and later at Cuckler Buildings in Monticello. On April 30, 1966 Russell married Jane Zumbrunnen. Russell started working at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids in 1966 as a machinist. He retired in 1998 after 32 years.

     In retirement, Russell enjoyed gardening of all kinds, playing cards, going to Stone City, riding his bike around town and being with his family. He will be missed.


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