Russell Lee Kinzenbaw, age 81 of Marengo, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Per Russell’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. Memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice of Amana.
Russell is survived by his son Jesse (Tiffany) Kinzenbaw; twin grandchildren Quinn and Caden; two brothers Curtis and Rick (Cindy) Kinzenbaw; two sisters Lou Alice (Karl) Berger and Sylvia (Al) Fenneman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Russell was born May 3, 1937, in Marengo, the son of Bertha Hocker and Charles L. Kinzenbaw. He graduated from Ladora High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was united in marriage to Dianne Lindley and later divorced. To this union, one son Jesse Kinzenbaw was born. Russell was a great story teller who went into much detail. He was all about rodeoing and his years spent on a ranch in South Dakota. Russell worked at Amana Refrigeration, Kinze Manufacturing, Rodeo Incorporated and with Harold and Betty Nail in the Agronomy Business. After retirement, he worked for Heartland Coop and his favorite job of helping with fall harvest for Dwight and Denise Heitman.