Mankato Russell, formerly of the Amboy and Hinckley, areas, left his earthly home on Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato, and entered his Heavenly Home.
Russell James Prins, age 82, was born Jan. 19, 1935, near Rushmore, the son of John and Emma (Harms) Prins. He had served his country with the Minnesota National Guard, during the early 1950's.
On July 26, 1953, Russ was united in marriage with Mary Ann Heidecker, at Mary's parent's home near Montevideo. To this union six children were born, Marilyn, Rose, Carolyn, David, Cindy and Julie. He was a farmer by trade and heart, working on several different farms and for several seed companies. Russ was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He enjoyed his family, woodworking, cars, was a mechanic and could fix anything. He and Mary were members of the Clover Community Church near Hinckley and also attended the Grace Baptist Church in Mankato.
Russ is survived by his wife, Mary, of Mankato; his children, Marilyn (Gene) Groeneveld, of Newton, Iowa, Carolyn (Marvin) Nelson, of Truman, David (Belva) Prins, of Waseca, Cindy (Darrell) Friar, of Winnebago and Julie (Steve) Nelson, of Hinckley; a son-in-law, Don (Deb) Domeier, of Sleepy Eye; his 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola (Marlin) Kruger, of South Dakota; and his many good neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Bob Veneklasen; his daughter, Rose Ann Domeier, on Jan. 19, 2004; his grandson Leland Nelson, on Aug. 9, 1995; and a brother,Vernon Prins.
A time of remembrance and celebration of life was held on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Grace Baptist Church in Mankato. Burial was in the Clover Community Cemetery, near Hinckley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left with the family or a charity of your choosing.
The Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, Iowa was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.pencefh.com.