Russell L. Ashby

December 12, 1934July 19, 2013
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Russell Lee Ashby, 78, of Lowden, Iowa, died at his home on Friday, July 19, 2013, surrounded by loving family members. Visitation for Mr. Ashby will be on Tuesday, July 23 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Services will be held at the mortuary on Wednesday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m., with burial to follow at the Dixon, Iowa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be shared at Russell Ashby was born on December 12, 1934, to Raymond and Olive (Sales) Ashby of Centerville, Iowa. He married Donna J. Puckett on October 2, 1987, in Las Vegas. He was enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #1303 of Rock Island, Illinois, and the Dixon Legion Post #0353. He was employed for 38 years at Nichols Homeshield. Russell enjoyed hosting cookouts for his family and friends. He loved camping and fishing. He was well-respected for the pride he always took in his appearance. Those left to honor the memory of Mr. Ashby are his wife of 26 years, Donna, children Russ Ashby, Jr. of California, Scott and Kelly Ashby of Park View, Carol and Randy Price of Orion, Illinois, Toni and Ray Rylas of Dunedin, Florida, Nan and Larry Olson of Davenport, Ramona Lacienski of Davenport, Scott and Caroline Puckett of Davenport, Taurus Puckett of New Liberty, Iowa, and Dawn and Ryan Pitts of Grand Mound; brothers Ernie (Dorothy) Ashby of Davenport, Johnnie (Mae) Wright of Davenport, and Hershel (Jo) Wilson of Roanoke, Virginia; sister Rosamary (Roger) Schwerdtfeger; brother-in-law Steve Brammann and son-in-law Jim Holmes, both of Davenport; 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends; Donna Ashby and Jean Ashby, the mothers of his children, his friend and caretaker Delores Griffith, and his faithful canine companions, Go-T and Tipper. Preceding Russell in death are his parents, his brothers Bill Ashby and Don Wright, his brother-in-law Dick Brammann, and his beloved daughter, Pam Holmes.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Russell L. Ashby

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Susan Rademacher

July 31, 2013

Uncle Russ i can remember. when i was little girl you had fast car and we had fun and mom said they always had good times with you i know you in peaceful place now and you and dad are having fun love everyone in don wright family Jean Robert Melody John Susan Violet

carol price

July 26, 2013

dad, me and randy are surely going to miss you. i'm glad you are home now dad. I think about all the rejoicing that's going on with all of our loved ones. till we meet again dad, I love you carol

Jessica Rae Ryals

July 23, 2013

Grandpa, Grandpa, Grandpa,
I miss you terribly. The memories that I have of you are unforgettable.Such a kind and sweet spirit. Lets not forget ya'll that he was the best jokster out there. Your probably up there right now with Aunt Pammy sitting around a table eating good, drinking good, and laughing up a storm.I'm so blessed to have had a grandpa like you.I love you.

Marsha Diercks

July 23, 2013

Donna, Scott, Dawn, and Taurus I am very sorry for your loss!! Take comfort in knowing that Russ is no longer in pain and that he will now have Eternal life!
Marsha Thomas Diercks

Dawn Pitts

July 23, 2013

Thank You for Being such a Kind Loving Fun Man to My Mom and A Father figure to My Brothers Scott, Taurus & I, We will Miss You Russ, So Happy You are no Longer Suffering, That was so Hard to watch, Love You Russ, Go Find Those BEAUTIFUL Beaches and Lights You Always Loved, We will Take Care of Momma..

July 23, 2013

I love you very much. Iam going to miss you picking on all of us girls. You'll always be in my heart and mind.
Love always
your daughter ,

Jamie Burns (Ryals)

July 22, 2013

I know aunt Pam is up there making you some delicious food (even if you weren't hungry). I am so glad for the memories I have of you. I am grateful that my children got to meet their great grandpa. You showed me what it meant to have a family get-together!!! Great food. Great drinks. Amazing memories. Love you forever and a day.

July 22, 2013

Thank you for the memories of you coming to Florida and us having alot of good times and laughter. II was so greatful that Ramona was the one that got to take care of you at your end times. I wish I could have been there. Dad, your children: Carol, Pam {who is also with the Lord] Russell, Nan, Toni,Scott,Ramona, and our mother {Jean Ashby] say we love and miss you deeply. Until we see each other again big kisses and hugs to you and Pam.

I love you, Dad
Love Toni and Ray

July 22, 2013

Daddy, I know you are busy having a great time rejoicing with all our loved ones in Heaven...I will miss you so but I know you are so happy now. you fought a good fight Papa. I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck a barrel in heap and I talk about you in my sleep. rest in peace and kiss my sister pam for me . love monie

Scott Puckett

July 22, 2013

Thank you for being the husband you were to my mother. Thank you for being a father figure for my younger sister Dawn and my brother Taurus. Thank you for all the memories you created for my family and me. I hope you are smiling and rambunctious! I love you, Scott A. Puckett