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Easton, Ethel Marie (Haerer) Russell 1925-2015


Posted By: Errin Wilker
Date: 11/14/2016 at 13:50:37

Ethel M. Easton, 89, of Waukon, IA, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon.

Ethel Marie Easton was born September 13, 1925, in Lansing, the daughter of Theodore Henry and Mayme Elizabeth (Waters) Haerer. She was baptized and confirmed in Lansing and attended Lansing area country schools, which she rode to on horseback. On September 9, 1943, Ethel married Milton Osro Russell in Lansing. The couple moved to Waukon and Ethel spent many years as a nurse’s aide including 25 years at Good Samaritan Center and five years at Makee Manor. Milton died in 1961, and on October 6, 1962, Ethel married Edward LeRoy “Tuck” Easton at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Tuck died in 1993.

Ethel is survived by her 11 children: Vicky Easton of Waukon, Susan Easton of Waukon, Bonnie (Kevin) Dundee of Luana, Linda Miller of Waukon, Julie Gericke of Waukon, Diane (Steve) McDonough of Nora Springs, Dean (Barb) Russell of Waukon, Randy (Sue) Russell of Ridgeway, Richard (Renee) Russell of Marquette, Roger Russell of Waukon, and Gary Russell of Cedar Rapids; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a nephew Theodore “Ted” Haerer of La Crescent, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; her sister Stacia Peterson; and two brothers: Theodore and Ray Haerer.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 28th, at 11:00 AM at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Josh Miller officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of services Tuesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Honorary casketbearers are Ethel’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Casketbearers are Brett Easton, Cory Easton, Shawn Dundee, Blake Miller, Richard Russell Jr., Brian McDonough, and Craig Gericke.

Source: Newspaper Clipping


Added 02/07/2017 by Errin Wilker from a hand-dated, Sept. 1982, news clipping. The photo caption reads:
"The Village Motel in south Waukon is now under new ownership. Ed and Ethel Easton, long-time area residents, are the new managers."


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