Russel R. Iwan
June 20, 1959 – June 11, 2022
Preceded in death by parents, Anton “Tony” and JoAnn Iwan. Survived by wife, Renee; son, Justin (Nicole); daughters, MiKayla (Michael) Ford and Kylie (Jeffrey) Chesnut; grandchildren: Alexander “AJ” Iwan, Avarie Ford and Calloway Chesnut; sisters: Michele (Dan) Ferris, Jackie (John) Blum, and Becky (Jeff) Talbott; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ray and Kris Chlupacek and Janice and Jay Totusek; many nieces and nephews
Russ made the best of the hand he was dealt, both in life and in his love of playing cards. With his unwavering faith in God, family and friends by his side, Russ overcame a devastating diagnosis of stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma. Some call it a miracle, others call it the power of prayer.
Russ never knew the word “no” when it came to helping those around him. He dedicated his life to helping others and served in numerous committees and organizations. He loved his wife (his bride) and kids immensely, coaching his children in the early years of their sports lives and always being there to lean on as they grew older. He traveled across the world with his wife and always made it a point to compliment her home cooked meals. He was a true family man.
In the warmer months, he could be found every weekend with extended family at their family cabin, specifically in the garage playing a game of cards with the sounds of sports on the tv in the background. Like the true Husker fan that he was, he made sure no game went unheard. No conversations were had either, while the game was on, he was only listening to it on his portable transistor radio. We will truly miss this humble, sweet, kind man. In his favorite saying to all, “Live Long and Prosper.”
VIGIL SERVICE: Monday, June 20th, 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel with VISITATION starting at 5pm.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, June 21st, 10am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church (200 E. 6th Street). Interment: St. John Cemetery
Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.