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Russell Duane Hulshizer

Russell Duane Hulshizer

June 12th, 1944 - October 5, 2021


Memorial Gathering

  • Date: Sunday October 17, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Carpenter Community Center - Carpenter, Iowa

Russell Duane Hulshizer, age 77, of Meltonville, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday evening, October 5th, 2021.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday October 17th from 1:00-4:00 at the Carpenter Community Center in Carpenter, IA. Per Russ' wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with burial to take place at a later date.

Russell Duane Hulshizer was born June 12th, 1944, the 4th and final son of Fred (Fritz) and Clara (Olson) Hulshizer. Russ fondly recalled that he was born in his parents' car on Highway 65 south of Manly right on the Worth/Cerro Gordo County Line, on a (not) fast (enough) trip to Mercy Hospital in Mason City!

Russ attended school in Otranto and Carpenter, graduating with the high school class of 1962, the final high school graduating class of Carpenter High School.

Immediately upon high school graduation, he enlisted in the Army National Guard, completing basic training at Fort Leonard Wood MO. He continued to serve in the Army Reserves for six years. Following return from basic training, he continued farming with his parents, Fritz and Clara and brother Ron.

Russ married the love of his life, Marlene,on June 25th, 1993 at the Crane Community Chapel in Austin MN. Together they operated the family farm and enjoyed many loving years together.

Russ was proud to have lived on and farmed the family farm in Deer Creek Township his entire life. He was a passionate farmer and took great pride in his row crop, cattle and hog operations. He was regarded as an intelligent, humorous, handy and caring individual. He enjoyed talking about current events and farming with his family and friends, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. For the past couple decades, he had enjoyed farming together with his special nephew, Mike Hulshizer.

He was a faithful member of the Meltonville Methodist Church and the Otranto Community Church, not missing more than a handful of Sunday church services his entire life.

Russ is survived by his wife, Marlene, daughter, Annette (Greg), brother, Ron (Marcia), and many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Clara Hulshizer, his stepson, David Fox, his great-grandson, Owen, his brothers, Gerald Hulshizer & Eugene Hulshizer, his nephew, Scott Hulshizer and his niece, Teri Bishop.



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