Russell Dean Gruenwald

Oct 22, 1948 - Jul 18, 2022

Russell Dean Gruenwald

October 22, 1948 - July 18, 2022


Russell D. Gruenwald, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Russell was born to Lyle and Lois (Taylor) Gruenwald in Maquoketa on October 22, 1948. He graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1966. He attended Technical school obtaining a degree as a Certified Engineer Draftsman.

He started his civil service career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Rock Island Arsenal in 1967. He served two years in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971, doing the same work for the military as he had been doing for the Corps of Engineers.

After his military service he then returned to the Corps to continue his work as a Civil Engineering Technician until retirement in 2004.

One thing he will be remembered for is being on the cover of Rose Frantzen's "Portrait of Maquoketa" book.

Survivors include a brother Gary Gruenwald (Adri) of Venice, Italy, and a sister Alice J. Daurelle (Tom) of Maquoketa.

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will have a graveside service at a later date.

In honor of his love of nature and animals, memorials can be made to the Jackson County Humane Society. A special thanks to the staff at Crestridge Care Center and Hospice of Jackson County for their wonderful and loving care.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at

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