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SILVER, Russell W. 1948-2012


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/24/2015 at 21:45:23

Russell W. Silver, 64, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at his home while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck with Rev. Mike Campbell officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Russell Wayne Silver was born July 20, 1948 in Belmond, Iowa, the son of Don and Phyllis (Siemens) Silver. Russell grew up in the Fort Dodge, Iowa area and graduated from Fort Dodge High School with the class of 1966. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his discharge he attended the University of Northern Iowa and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Russell was united in marriage to Jean Dorion in Big Rock, Illinois on June 16, 1979. He worked for United Parcel Services for 29 years.

Russell enjoyed horseback riding, traveling to various states to ride his horse. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. Russell was member of First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck, where he was an Elder and served as treasurer. He was a member of the Pine Lake Saddle Club and was a member of ASPIRE therapeutic riding program for handicapped children.

He is survived by his wife Jean of Reinbeck; his parents, Don and Phyllis Silver of Fort Dodge, IA; children, Hillary Holcomb and her husband Mark of Saratoga Springs, NY, Matthew Silver and his fiancée Stephanie Giesche of Lincoln, NE; siblings, Donna (Chuck) Nicodemus, Steven (Joan) Silver, Richard (Kathy) Silver, Carol (Ron) Fellers and Sherry (Bill) Wruelesky and many nieces and nephews.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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