In Memory of Rita Russ





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Rita Russ

MONTICELLO, IOWA Rita K. Russ, 86, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, Iowa. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. Masks will be required. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate. Masks will be required. Rita was born August 9, 1934, the daughter of Edward & Magdalena (Theis) Egloff. She married Nick Russ on June 9, 1959 in Dyersville, Iowa. Together they lived in several communities including: Dubuque, Delaware and Jones Counties, eventually settling in Monticello. Survivors include her children: Dave (Geralyn) Russ of Anamosa, Deb (Larry) Laing of Tipton, Dan Russ of Monticello, Diane (Scott) Schroeder of Mechanicsville, Daryl (Robin) Russ of Washington, and Lori (Ed) Squires of Kenosha, WI; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren of whom she adored; in-laws: Tony Russ of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Nick in 2013, siblings: Bob Egloff, Lorraine Dunkel, Rosie Vorwald, Clarence Egloff, Alvina Egloff, Mary Kramer, Alice Russ, in-laws: Mary Ann (LeRoy) Kern. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House of Mercy and Compassus Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice House of Mercy. Online condolences may be left for the family at