Russell Fithen

Obituary of Russell W Fithen

Russell “Rusty” Fithen, 75, passed away at Clarinda Regional Health Center on January 8, 2022, with his sister by his side after a brief battle with cancer. Rusty was born October 14, 1946, to John Willard and Gladys Fremont (Benedict) Fithen.

Rusty was the second born of four children. Jonna Ray (Gary Eldon) Glines, Russell Fithen, Effie May Fithen, and Nancy Ann Brownfield.

Throughout his years he enjoyed running and entered many marathons, he even got involved with the Wabash Trace and Ragbrai. He worked for the DOT, he was with them for 20+ years before retiring. After his retirement he spent many summers in Alaska working for a city living at a campground, he helped with maintenance at the campground and helped with hockey maintenance.  

He was preceded in death by his parents John Willard and Gladys Fremont (Benedict) Fithen, sisters: Jonna Ray (Gary Eldon) Glines, and Effie May Fithen.

Rusty is survived by his sister Nancy Ann Brownfield, along with many nieces and nephews and so many friends.

Celebration of life service

Will be held at a later date
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