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October 23, 2018

9/24/2018 7:25:00 AM
Funeral for Russell Liskow Sept. 25 at Zion

The funeral service for Russell "Bud" Liskow, 91, of Stewartville, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Kim Kyllo officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors by the Stewartville American Legion Post 164, will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Mr. Liskow died on Sept. 20, 2018 of natural causes at the Stewartville Care Center, where he had been a resident for the past year.
Russell Eugene Liskow was born on March 22, 1927 in Dover, to Harold and Delia (Younger) Liskow. He grew up in St. Charles, and attended St. Charles High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving overseas in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Following his discharge, he returned to St Charles.
Russell was married in June 1950 in St. Charles to Ruth A. Skidmore. Following their marriage the couple lived and farmed near Salem Corners in rural Rochester for a number of years and Russ also began his career with the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad in Rochester. The Liskow family moved to Boone, Iowa when Russ was promoted and transferred by Chicago-Northwestern and then to Eagle Gove, Iowa, where they continued to raise their family and lived for a number of years. They moved to Stewartville in 1972 and were later divorced. Russ was employed with Chicago-Northwestern Railroad for 36 years at the time of his retirement. He then became co-owner and operator, with his son, Rick, of Land 'O' Dreams in Owatonna and Rochester.
Russ was married on Feb. 13, 1986 to Mildred J. Hinkle in Stewartville, where they made their home and lived for all their married years together. Millie was a homemaker and was employed for 30 plus years at Waters Connelly Co. in Rochester. Mrs. Liskow died on March 17, 2016. Russell was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville and was a member of the Stewartville American Legion Post 164. Russ and Millie enjoyed spending winters in Florida and trips to Branson, the Black Hills and Colorado and summer vacations at Woman Lake in northern Minnesota. He liked woodworking, fishing, canoeing and boating. He loved time spent with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Russell is survived by his son, Rick (Debbie) of Oronoco, and daughter, Jeanne Landsittel of Lakewood, Colo.; two stepsons, Greg (Sherry) Hinkle and Jeff (Bonnie) Hinkle, both of rural Stewartville; eight grandchildren, Nikki (Rob) Langheim, Ryan Liskow, Kacy Landsittel, Jesse (Jenny) Knutson, Jarrod (Breanna) Hinkle, Kyle (Lacy) Hinkle, Jacob Hinkle and Janelle Hinkle; nine great-grandchildren, Aidan, Finn and Ari Liskow, Quinn and Heath Knutson, Keely, Elsie and Decker Hinkle, and Pierson and Aubrianna Hinkle; one sister, Marlys (David) Gathje of Rochester, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie, infant daughter, Nancy, his parents, four sisters, Burnette Strain, Phyllis Walz, Carol Vance and Mavorette LeFerink, his brother, Lyle Liskow, and infant great-grandson, Braxton Hinkle.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday morning.
Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. On-line condolences and memories of Russell are welcome at

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