Russell Lee Kinzenbaw, 81, of Marengo, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Per Russell's wishes, there will not be a funeral service. Memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice of Amana.
Russell is survived by his son, Jesse (Tiffany) Kinzenbaw; twin grandchildren, Quinn and Caden; two brothers, Curtis and Rick (Cindy) Kinzenbaw; two sisters, Lou Alice (Karl) Berger and Sylvia (Al) Fenneman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Russell was born May 3, 1937, in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Bertha Hocker and Charles L. Kinzenbaw. He graduated from Ladora High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was united in marriage to Dianne Lindley and later divorced. To this union, one son, Jesse Kinzenbaw, was born. Russell was a great storyteller who went into much detail. He was all about rodeoing and his years spent on a ranch in South Dakota. Russell worked at Amana Refrigeration, Kinze Manufacturing, Rodeo Inc. and, with Harold and Betty Nail, in the agronomy business. After retirement, he worked for Heartland Co-op and his favorite job of helping with fall harvest for Dwight and Denise Heitman.
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