Russell Baxter Stubbe
September 2, 1966 ~ October 8, 2017
Russell Stubbe, 51, Lester, IA, died Sunday, October 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Seeds of Faith Community Church, Lester, IA. Funeral Services will be 11am, Friday, October 13, also at Seeds of Faith Church. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
Russell was born September 2, 1966 to Mary June and Roger Baxter Stubbe in Sioux Falls, SD. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1985. He attended 1 year at DeVry Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He then joined the US Navy in 1989. He was trained as a fire control technician and obtained many certifications, medals, and awards. He served in San Diego, CA, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK, Guam and Groton, CT. He was able to see Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Australia. His final duty station was in Groton, teaching internet security. He loved computers and computer games, becoming friends with many people along the way. He completed 20 years of service before retirement.
Russell was a very generous soul, always looking to help others without their knowledge. He donated food to many food banks, provided candy and snacks to staff and patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital, gifts of books, wood and other items that others needed. He would always deny that he was the provider, but secretly reveled in the surprise and gratitude received.
Russell is survived by his two siblings, Sharon (Gene) Hoon, Garretson, and Craig (Shannon) Stubbe, Sioux Falls; four nephews and one niece, Nicholas, Brandon, Aaron, Cameron, and Gabriella; and a host of cousins and extended family.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Baxter and Mary June (Marnette) Stubbe; and one infant brother, Stewart.