Russell Stiffler, 74, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Pastor Mike Cleeton will officiate at the services.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Surviving include his wife, Jane Stiffler; four sons, Dennis (Pam), Scott, Will (Kori) and Zebb (Jennifer); 11 grandchildren, Sarah, David, Jason, Lucas, Alex, Kinsey, Nicholas, Tyler, Amelia, Emma and Bryant; and 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, in Scotch Grove, Iowa. He was the son of Edwin and Leona Etten Stiffler. He graduated from Anamosa Community Schools in 1960. Russell then worked at the Anamosa Silo Co. 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.