after 4:00 p.m.
family present 4-7
605 Lyon Street
family present 4-7
Oakcrest Funeral Home
10:30 a.m. at the
United Methodist Church
Russell W. Shipman, 57, died at home Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007 at the United Methodist Church in Corwith, Iowa. The family will greet friends at Oakcrest Funeral Home in Corwith from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Corwith Cemetery.
Russell was born September 27, 1949 to William and Betty (Mullins) Shipman in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from Corwith High School in 1967. He was a veteran of the U.S Air Force, having served in Amsterdam, Netherlands for three years during the Vietnam War. Russell attended NIACC and went on to graduate from United Electronic Institute in 1977. He was employed at Iowa Retail Data for the past 30 years. Russell was a part of the Down Under softball team, he enjoyed playing cribbage, was an avid Hawkeye fan, liked to help organize family reunions and loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews, and their children, all of which were very special to him.
Russell is survived by his mother, Betty Shipman of Corwith, IA; brothers, Sam (Rita) Shipman of Grimes, Randy Shipman of Davenport, IA and Jeff (Ann) Shipman of Wesley, IA; sisters, Jane (Tom) Eischen of Algona, IA, Kathy (Lance Brown) Pepper of Des Moines and Marg (Tom) Mergen of Algona, IA; and his nieces and nephews and their children, Ben (Janie) Eischen and Jensen, Chris (Rosie) Eischen, Eric Eischen, Jessica (Derek) Handel and Alexis, McKayle and Haylie, Melissa Allen and McKenna, Renae (Travis) Deaver and Alex, Adam (Nichee) Shipman and Kael and Emma, Alex, Abigail, and Andrew Shipman, Miranda, Mitchell, Mariah Shipman, Nicholas and Melanie Mergen. He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Mary Helen Shipman; brother-in-law, Jeff Krieps; nephew and niece, Joshua and Rachel Shipman.
Russell always had a friendly greeting for everyone. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.