Russell Frederick Shreeves

Visitation will be Friday, April 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, Iowa. 

A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR FAMILY AND PALLBEARS ONLY, will be held at  10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2020, Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, Iowa.  However, the family would like to extend an  invitation for everyone to  meet them at the  Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Iowa, for the graveside service immediately following the funeral.

Russell Frederick Shreeves was born on November 10, 1937 to Myron (Butch) and Gertrude (Blackman) Shreeves in rural Missouri Valley, Iowa. Russell passed away surrounded by his loved ones in his home in Smithland, Iowa on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at the age of 82 Russell attended school in Magnolia and graduated with the class of 1957. While attending school, he played basketball and baseball. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and moved to San Diego, California. While in California his son Jeffrey Russell (Tracy) and daughter Marsha Rae Barrier (Bobbie Lesline) were born. Russell and his family moved back to Council Bluffs, Iowa where he worked for Peoples Natural Gas for over 30 years, retiring at age 58. Russell married Jenna (Stephens) in 1971 and moved to Magnolia, Iowa where daughter Ylonda June Maguire (Wayne) was born. Jenna brought to the marriage eight children which Russell considered as his own: Carl Jefferson Randolph, Rick Duane Randolph, David Allan Randolph (Paula)), Jenna Kay Carrier (John), Jessica Helen Bosworth (Tedd), Dawn Annette Sellers, Sarrah Marie Palmer-Sellers (Donna) and Dolores Diane Sellers. Russell enjoyed his retirement to the fullest. He and Jenna were foster parents caring for and nurturing numerous children. He enjoyed traveling especially to the mountains. He enjoyed going to country western dances. He raised mules and liked going on mule team wagon rides and going through parades. He also enjoyed being outdoors cutting wood to heat his home. He liked having family and friends over for food and drinks. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed being part of the hunting groups. Most of all he loved his family, getting to hold the grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In the last few years of his life, he spent quality time with his loving companion, Myrna Harding in Smithland, Iowa.  In addition to his parents and his wife Jenna who died in July of 2012, Russell was preceded in death by nine siblings, four children and one granddaughter: Brothers – Myron Shreeves Jr, Farrell Shreeves, Guy “Jim” Shreeves, and Leslie Shreeves. Sisters – Florence Stephens, Ruth Jeans, Norma Jean Clayton, Barbara Baxter, and Donna Minard. Children- Carl, Rick, Jenna Kay and Dolores. Granddaughter- Jennie Randolph. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Clanton, sister-in-law Kay (Robert) Felix, his loving companion Myrna Harding, grandchildren Kelly Zelenda, Kurtis Shreeves, Alex Barrier, April Yildirim, Amy Barrier, Chase, Gavin & Madeline Maguire, Jeff Randolph, Scott Carrier , Bryan & Derek Randolph Miles & Casey Randolph, Michael & Mark Russell Bosworth, Adam & Andrew Brodahl, Megan Bales, Molly Intlekofer, Garrett Glynn, Jenna Ruiz; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family at this time.

Born:  November 10, 1937 Missouri Valley, Iowa and Entered Into Rest on April 11, 2020, at his home in Smithland, Iowa 

A Private Family Funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, Iowa

Officiating:                Pastor Rusty Hedger Pastor,  Logan Christian Church 

Music:   “Grandpa”        “I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You”              “When I Get to Where I’m Going”

Pall- Bearers- Kurtis Shreeves ; Chase Maguire; Gavin Maguire; Bryan Randolph; Miles Randolph ; Casey Randolph; Michael Bosworh; Adam Brodahl.  Honorary Pallbearers-Alex Barrier; Scott Carrier; Jeff Randolph; Andrew Brodahl; Mark Bosworth; Garrett Glynn; Steve Earlywine; Jerry Hussing; Fred Parks.

Final Resting Place:  Magnolia Cemetery, Logan, Iowa.

Services were in the care of Logan Memorial Chapel, 215 North Fourth Avenue, Logan, Iowa 51546.  Randy Scott, Funeral Director.


  • dale anderson Posted April 13, 2020 10:31 am

    Jeff sorry to hear about your Dad. Janet Allen Anderson

  • Patty Niedermyer Posted April 13, 2020 3:44 pm

    So Very Very Sorry 😐.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer.
    Magnolia Iowa

  • Kellie Wakehouse Posted April 16, 2020 12:06 pm

    Prayers for healing from your long time friends the Wakehouse family❤

  • Vicki Yount Posted April 16, 2020 5:24 pm

    I am so sorry about the loss of your father. You are in my prayers. God bless you.

  • Carla Bradley Posted April 16, 2020 7:57 pm

    Lonnie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all who loved your dad.

  • Rick Fetter Posted May 11, 2020 9:00 am

    My prayers with the family for your loss.

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