May 3, 1943 - January 21, 2022
KAYSVILLE - On Friday, January 21, 2022, our family gathered around our Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend, not to say goodbye but “see you later.”
Steve was welcomed into this world on May 3, 1943, by his mother Lillian Leone (Moffitt) and father, Reno Du Russell. He is the oldest child of four boys and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah until moving to Pocatello, Idaho where he graduated from Pocatello High School.
Steve married the love of his life, Karen Mitchell on April 16, 1976, and they were later sealed in the LDS temple on Oct. 9, 1992. Together they raised their daughters, Tiffany and Stacy and their son Matthew Steven.
Spending time with family was where Steve found his greatest happiness. His hobbies revolved around his children and grandchildren’s interests. He loved hockey, whether it was cheering on his son as he played, lacing up a child’s skates, or attending the Utah Grizzlies games. He enjoyed golfing with his son and son in laws and spending time at the lake boating and fishing. When golfing or fishing were involved, there were usually great stories that followed with lots of belly laughs!
Steve worked hard to support his family. He especially loved hauling cattle for Idaho Livestock and driving a mixer truck for Ideal Concrete, but his absolute favorite job came after retirement when he drove dump truck for Morley and Sons.
No one was a stranger to Steve. If you were in the same room with him or meeting for the first time, you were going to have a conversation and walk away with a new friend. His daughter’s referred to him as a “big teddy bear” because underneath his tough guy appearance was a tender heart of gold. When he expressed how much he loved you it was usually done with tears in his eyes and a sincere voice full of gratitude.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Don, cousin Burke (whom he called his “brother”), and his grandson Parnell M. Green.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Karen Russell. Children, Tiffany (Ron) Vincent, Stacy (Kelly) Chatterton, Matt (Kristen) Russell, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two brothers Ron and Watson.
We can only imagine how glorious the reunion must have been as he was welcomed back to his Heavenly Home. For those of us still here, we will be missing you until the time comes and we “see you again.”
Our family would like to thank the great team at South Davis Home Health and Hospice, specifically Melissa and Carly for their many acts of kindness and love.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville 9th Ward Chapel, 201 S. 600 E., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 No. Main St., Kaysville, Utah and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.