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Wayne Russell

June 11, 1937 — November 4, 2021

Wayne Russell, 84, of Davenport, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  Per his wish the rite of cremation will be accorded and burial will be at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, CASI, or Vander Veer Botanical Park.

Wayne Eugene Russell was born June 11, 1937 in Davenport, the only child of Harry and Catherine (nee Schaeckenbach) Russell.  He was united in marriage to Sherry Riepe in 1961 in Davenport.

Prior to his retirement, he had worked for 31 years as a precision machinist for Caterpillar, Mt. Joy.

We will remember him for loving and providing for his family and for his honesty and trustworthiness. We know he fought hard, but we are comforted in knowing he is free of pain. We now have peace knowing he is in heaven. He will be greatly missed.

He loved math, especially geometry and trigonometry, and was honored with a publication in Scientific American Magazine.   He was an expert yo-yo and billiard champ and enjoyed recreational golf.

Those left to honor his memory include his beloved wife of almost 61 years, Sherry Russell; daughters Natalie Branch, Arden, NC, Wendy (Chuck) Brewer, Wellsburg, IA; granddaughter Ashley (Mike) Rabbitt, Wellsburg; and great grandson Rory Cole Rabbitt, Wellsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Wayne’s obituary at

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