Russell Baxter Stubbe

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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.

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  • Marilyn Ahrendt says:

    Stubbe family,

    I am truly sorry for your loss, very much enjoyed visiting with Russ. I always seemed to learn something new from him in every conversation.

    With heartfelt sympathy to you all,

    Marilyn Ahrendt

  • Daniel Wunderlin says:

    I served with Russ at Naval submarine school. We were both instructors teaching fleet returnees internet security and LAN administration. Russ was one of the rare good souls you come across in life and the world should mourn his passing. My heart felt condolences to the family and those that loved him.

  • Jan Rega says:

    I also served with Russ at Naval Submarine School. I will never forget how calm and caring he was, willing to help anyone at anytime. I am honored to have been able to call him a friend. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Teresa Gross says:

    Praying for your family for your loss. I enjoyed swapping Navy stories with Russ since we were in San Diego the same time. He had a very giving heart and was a joy to conversatevwith. He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his family. May God comfort your family!

  • Julie Jarmon says:

    The Stubbe family and friends of Russell are in my prayers. Isaiah 25:8,
    Revelations 21:4

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