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Russell Beaty

October 26, 1926 — March 28, 2015

Russell I. Beaty, 88, of Humboldt, passed away March 28, 2015 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Oak Hill Church in Humboldt.
Russ is survived by his sons, Mike (Denise) Beaty of Omaha and Mark (Jill) Beaty of Cumming, GA; granddaughters, Grace and Megan; sister, Doris (Clarence) Sallee and sister-in-law, Marlene Beaty. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gladys; brothers, Don and Carl Beaty; and sister Nedra Elliott.
Russell I. Beaty, the son of George J. and Mildred (Dillie) Beaty, was born October 26, 1926 in Dawson Township in Green County, Iowa near Paton. He received his education in country schools and graduated from Paton High School. Following his education, Russ served in the Pacific Theater with the United States Army during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he returned home and went to work for John McGuire on a road building crew. While building roads near Thompson, Iowa, he met his future wife, Gladys. The couple was united in marriage on March 9, 1957 and made their home at Humboldt where Russ established General Grading Company. The couple owned and operated the company until their retirement in 1988.
Russ was an avid reader and in his retirement enjoyed golfing and traveling with Gladys. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and a long time Iowa State Basketball Season Ticket holder. Russ was proud of his military service and a highlight of his later years was his participation in a Brushy Creek Honor Flight.
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