John Russell “Russ” Orders

John Russell “Russ” Orders, 93, passed away at Lincoln Court Retirement Community in Idaho Falls, ID, on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

Russ was born on the Orders Homestead near American Falls, on April 22, 1924, to Reuben and Rachel Orders. Russ attended school at Cold Creek and American Falls High School.

Russ enlisted into the United States Army in July, 1943, and after serving in Europe during World War ll, Russ was Honorably Discharged in July 1945, having earned the rank of Private First Class.

Russ returned to American Falls where he met Jeanne Robinson. Russ and Jeanne were married on June 11, 1949. Russ and Jeanne were blessed with three children: John, Daniel and JoLynn. Russ farmed in the American Falls area for 50 years, and was an active member of the Methodist Church, the Swingeroos Square Dance Club, and was a charter member of the Power County Search and Rescue. Russ was an avid hunter, fisherman and ATV enthusiast.

Russ is survived by: his sister, Lora Lee (Joe) Smuin; sons, John (Pat), and Daniel (Chris); and daughter, JoLynn (Kevin) Haskell; and his special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nephews and nieces.

Russ was preceded in death by: his wife, Jeanne; parents, Reuben and Rachel; sisters, Wanda and Katherine; and his brothers, Elden and Noel. As per Russ’s wishes, he will be cremated. A graveside service, with Veterans Honor Guard for Russ, and Jeanne will be held at the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls in June. Arrangements are being coordinated by Davis Rose Mortuary in American Falls.

The family would especially like to thank the nurses and staff at Access Home Care and Hospice for their compassionate care of Russ. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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