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Russell Wayne Bowers

May 4, 1949 ~ April 13, 2021 (age 71)

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Russell Wayne Bowers, 71 of Palisade died Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his residence.  He was born May 4, 1949 in Mason City, Iowa to Edwin and Wava (Burgess) Bowers.  He grew up in Mason City, IA. and graduated from Mason City High School.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.  Since his childhood Russell has been coming to his family cabin on Thornton Lake in Aitkin County.  He worked at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. in Mason City, IA. for 10 years.  He moved to Minnesota where he owned and operated Aitkin Surplus & Pawn store and traveled to gun & trade shows.  He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, bee keeping, and flying model planes and working on his model trains.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Shauna Jones.

Russell is survived by the love of his life Cindy Baker of Palisade;

Children: Jason (Nicole) Bowers of Mason City, IA

Tamela (Scott) Harris of Mason City, IA.;

Grandchildren: Blake, Braedon, and Jenna;

Great-granddaughter: Briella;

Special nephew: Gabe (Mellisa) Leach and other special relatives and friends.

In keeping with Russell’s wishes there will be no formal services.  Burial will be in Rockwell Cemetery, Rockwell, Iowa.  Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin.  To Leave a message of condolence please go to

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