Howard Ohl
June 28, 1928 - November 3, 2016

Howard Lee Ohl, 88, of Oelwein and formerly of Evansdale and LaPorte City, passed away on Thursday November 3, 2016 at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.  Graveside services will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday November 8, 2016 at Fairbank Cemetery with Pastor Duane Olsen officiating.  Military Honors will be provided by the Fairbank American Legion Fortsch-Duffy Post 552.

Howard was born on June 28, 1928 in Fairbank to parents Marvin and Edna (Manross) Ohl.  He attended school in Littleton.  Howard served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War as a paratrooper in the Airborne Division.  Howard was a Chef and Truck Driver.  Following retirement, he transported Amish.  He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.  He loved going to casinos and playing the lottery.  Howard loved his family, especially teasing his nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Left to celebrate Howard’s life are his sisters: Darlyn Streit of Oelwein, Norma Strempke of Independence, Vivian Leyh of Oelwein and Marlys (Danny) Nissen of Waterloo; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lucille Hill; brothers-in-law: Robert “Bud” Streit, Clifford Strempke and Rugene Leyh. 

 

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Alana Higgins on November 9, 2016 at 8:39 PM said:

I had just returned back to work, from sick leave, and I found out about the loss of one of our residents.
Howard was truly a wonderful man, always polite, and always complimented me when I would bring him his breakfast.
Howard will be sadly missed. Howard will never be forgotten.
May the family find peace, and remain strong.
Linda Lumsden on November 4, 2016 at 1:58 PM said:

I was so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. Our family always called him "Son". I remember going dancing at his bar in Raymond. He was always full of smiles and teasing. I know he will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda (Virginia's daughter)
Tracy Wencke on November 4, 2016 at 9:22 AM said:

I always enjoyed visiting with Uncle Howard. He made us laugh, roll our eyes and smile. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
Lyle Miller on November 4, 2016 at 5:26 AM said:

our condolences. Genuine "good guy" & a bit of a character! He did business with us & was always good to deal with. We will miss him
Carol Schulmeister on November 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM said:

I'll never forget growing up how you would pick on us kids..and then give us that wink! RIP Uncle Howard

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