Russell Gordan Diaz, 64, of Newton, Kansas formerly of Fort Madison passed away at 9:49 pm June 9th at Paramount Community Living in Newton, Kansas. He was born August 7th 1956 to Gordon F. & Shirley A. Crull Breen. He was later adopted by Jose S. Diaz Sr. He was a 1974 graduate of Fort Madison High School. He enjoyed painting, Elvis Presley, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by 1 sister, Debbie Ratzlaff of Moundridge KS; 1 brother, Bob (Tammy) Diaz of Moundridge, KS, 1 sister-in-law, Jessica Diaz of New London, Iowa. He had 5 nephews; Ron (Cate) Sharp, Nathan (Amy Hamilton) Sharp, Micheal McCombs, Jordan(Kelsey Skender) Diaz, & Jonah (Samantha Crowell) Diaz, he also had 3 nieces Laura (Brock) Delaney, Jennifer Epstein, & Nicole Rouser, several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, adoptive father, and youngest brother Joe S. Diaz Jr.
Cremation has been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home in Wichita Kansas. King-Lynk Funeral Home will assist with the family’s needs in Iowa with burial in Oakland Cemetery The family will have a private burial at a later date.