Russell Charles Andrews DeNeve, 47, of Martelle, formerly of Victor, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, near Anamosa. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 11 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor, with the Rev. Brian Shepley presiding. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Victor.
Memorial contributions may be designated in his name and mailed in care of Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 485, Victor, IA 52347.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at www.smithfh.com.
Russell was born Oct. 22, 1965, to Charles and Beverly (Novotny) Andrews in Marengo. He was raised in Victor, baptized at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, and confirmed at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Victor. He graduated from HLV High School in Victor with the class of 1985.
Russell attended ABC Trade School in Cedar Rapids and received a journeyman electrical license. He owned and operated a small business in Victor and then began his career with Archer Daniel Midland in Cedar Rapids in 2007, recently being promoted to an engineering position. Russell was united in marriage to Carol Neighbor on Jan. 18, 1997, in Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include Carol DeNeve of Ely and his son Garret DeNeve of Tiffin.