Russ Daggett

Russ Daggett

Leoman Russell Daggett, age 72, of Forest City, Iowa, died on Friday, August 19, 2022, at his home in rural Forest City.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Pilot Knob Lutheran Church, Forest City, Iowa 50436 with Rev. Bob Snitzer officiating. Inurnment followed the service at the Pilot Knob Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Leoman “Russ” Daggett was born on June 11, 1950, in Moline, Illinois to parents Leoman and Verlon Daggett. He graduated from Moline High School in 1968. He later graduated from Iowa State University with an engineering degree. Russ was especially proud to be the first person in his family to obtain a college degree. He worked at Factory Mutual while living in Chicago. When he moved to the North Iowa area, he took a job at Winnebago Industries where he worked until his retirement.

Russ enjoyed looking into ancestry and was proud of his Celtic heritage. He was a member of the Keith Clan of Scotland. Russ was a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and judged BBQ competitions for over 50 competitions. He enjoyed meeting new people, had a lot of fun, and the food was always great! Russ enjoyed gaining new hobbies and trying new things. He liked photography, bee keeping, hunting, and wood carving – to name just a few. He also enjoyed camping trips with family.

Russ attended many local churches throughout his life. He was proud of the role he played as Nathaniel in the Living Last Supper presented at the Pilot Knob Church. He especially liked diving into research and history behind Nathaniel. Above all, his two daughters were the two people that made him most proud. His daughter Sarah is now a usability engineer (designs software) and Emily is a chef, gardener, and quilter. Russ can be described as a humble, quiet man, who was always a true gentleman.

Survived by his wife, Martha of Forest City; daughters, Sarah of Phoenix, Arizona and Emily of Forest City; brother, Randall Daggett of Moline, Illinois and brother-in-law, Gary (Sandy) Heintz of Green Valley, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Russ’ last words were as follows:
“Bring an end to what is unholy.
In the name of power.
In the name of the glory.
Release the power.
In thy name. Amen.
“God Always Wins”


Obituary from Schott Funeral Homes