ALGONA -- Funeral service for Robert L. Russell of Algona was Monday, Nov. 19, at First Baptist Church in Algona. The Rev. Dr. Kevin Hollinger officiated.
Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Algona. Ar rangements were handled by Oakcrest Funeral Services, Algona.
Robert Russell died suddenly at his home in Algona on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the age of 69.
Robert Lee Russell was born June 20, 1943, in Estherville to Woodrow and Ruth (Kelly) Russell. He grew up in Whittemore and graduated from Garrigan High School. Bob attended electronics school in Omaha and returned to Algona where he worked for Tom's TV. Bob loved electronics and always enjoyed a challenge. Over the years Bob started several successful businesses. Before retiring, he loved working with his family at Cellular Dimensions in Algona.
On Aug. 4, 1978, Bob was united in marriage to Anne Thompson-Martin in Algona.
Bob had a passion for all types of music and enjoyed playing golf. His greatest love was his grandchildren. He loved being a Grandpa. He was always there for his grandchildren and loved following all of their school activities. You could always find him supporting them and cheering them on from the bleachers.
Bob was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Algona. He enjoyed participating in the music with the worship team.
Survivors include his wife, Anne, of Algona; children:?Jennifer Sorenson of Mason City, Nikki and husband Corey Fessler of Thornton, Rob Russell of Mason City, Cindy and her husband Dave Erpelding of Algona, Kris Buchanan of Algona, Steve Riebhoff of Algona, and Kelly and husband Paul Grein of Wesley; and 20 grandchildren.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Richard Russell and wife Ellie of Des Moines, Mary and husband John Hollaway of Sarasota, FL, Thomas Russell of Des Moines, Joan and husband Onnie Akridge of Mallard, and Jean and husband Daniel Green of Algona.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.