Russell Wayne Wenger, 90, of Elkader, Iowa formerly of Elgin, Iowa died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. Russell was born July 22, 1924, to Charles and Marjorie (Cook) Wenger in Elgin, Iowa, and was baptized at Elgin Methodist Church on September 9, 1934. He graduated from Elgin High School. In 1943, Russell enlisted in the Navy where he served his country honorably until 1946.
Russell was united in marriage to Avis Mork on December 29, 1951, at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa. To this union, three children were born, Steven, Craig and Paul.