Russell Eugene Gauch, 81, of State Center, Iowa, went to be with his heavenly savior on Monday, December 16, 2013, at his home in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Funeral services for Russell will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Hannahs officiating. Public visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home where his family will be present to greet friends. Memorial contributions may be directed in Russell's name to his family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call (641) 844-1234.
Russell Eugene Gauch was born on November 28, 1932, the son of Elmer and Helen Phillips Gauch. He was raised and educated in the State Center school district graduating from State Center High School. Russell honorably served his country in the United States Army between the years of 1952-1954 in the Korean War. Russell was united in marriage to Inez DeLay on December 1, 1972. He was employed with Fisher Controls as a tool maker for 35 years before retiring on September 1, 1986. Russell was a hard worker and hardly was ever seen with downtime. He also would buy property to fix up and then resell.
Left to cherish Russell's memory is his daughter Lori (Robert) Neumann, five step-children; Ella (Joe) Pagan, Donna (Charles) Lester, Karen (Dave) Hackett, Bill Mauseth and Bob (Nancy) Mauseth. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren, one sister; Ester Blythe and three brothers; Ron (Betty) Gaugh, Jim (Marian) Gaugh and Roger Gaugh.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents; Elmer and Helen, wife; Inez and three step-children: Norman, Jean, and Faye.