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Lanny Howie
February 21, 1951 - April 29, 2017

Lanny Howie, 66, of Oelwein passed away on April 29, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday May 4, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Services will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday May 5, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.  Lanny gave as generously in death as he did in life by donating through the Iowa Donor Network.

Lanny Dean Howie was born on February 21, 1951 in Creston to parents Virgil and Iris Jean (Wilson) Howie.  He graduated from Mt. Ayr High School with the class of 1969.   In 1971 he was united in marriage with Judy Sickels and they later divorced.  In 1980 he was united in marriage with Julie Arndt and they later divorced. Then in 1986 he earned his degree in Drafting from Southwestern Community College in Creston.  Lanny moved to Oelwein for employment with Brown’s Shoe Fit Co, then he worked at Hancor in Oelwein and then was employed as the Goundskeeper at Hickory Grove Golf Course in Oelwein for 30 years.  He enjoyed mowing and fixing golf carts.  Lanny liked to go fishing, watching westerns and playing softball.  Most of all, he enjoyed his grandchildren.  He had been a member and past president of the Oelwein Jaycees.

Left to celebrate Lanny’s life are his children: Shannon (Bob) Hernandez of Jordan, MN, Adam (Abby) Howie of Boone and Megan (Mike) Meyer of Newton; his grandchildren: Braylen, McKale, Avery, Reese, Corbin, Molly and Macy; his mother Jean Howie of Mt. Ayr; his sister Kelly (Myron) Schlager of Costa Mesa, CA; his sister-in-law Fay Howie of Mt. Ayr and his dog Mia.  He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil, and his brother Terry Howie. 


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Shannon & Debbie Hershey on May 6, 2017 at 7:56 AM said:

We at so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers & sympathy to his family. He will be truly missed.
The Olney Family on May 4, 2017 at 11:11 PM said:

Some people touch the lives of others by the kindness they show, the joy they bring, the friendship they share. Lanny touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed. We are so sorry for your loss!
Richard and Karen Larimer on May 4, 2017 at 6:43 PM said:

So sorry to hear about Lanny. We will remember him for his friendliness. He was such an all around nice person.
Lila (Olney) Bradley on May 4, 2017 at 3:53 PM said:

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. We loved your family.
Wish I could be there.to give you a big hug. Maybe my sister Sherrycan do it for me. Take care & know that you & your family will be in my prayers. Love & blessings!
Chantelle Lundberg on May 3, 2017 at 7:44 AM said:

Megan, Mike, and Girls… we are so sorry for your loss. Although we can not imagine what you are going through we are here for you today, tomorrow, and always. Love you all.
Cathy Martin on May 2, 2017 at 12:23 PM said:

The Jaycees in his day created fun, fun and more fun.,Lanny was a good guy and good to all. May his children and grandchildren carry on his grin and gift of gab.. I hear the golf carts in heaven don't need fixing! RIP
mark & jessie Olsen on May 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM said:

so sorry for your loss Lanny was a great person he sure will be missed
Kirsten and Brad Paulsrud on May 2, 2017 at 8:46 AM said:

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Lanny was a great guy and someone that will truly be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on May 2, 2017 at 6:56 AM said:

Please accept our condolences. Lanny was great guy with a good laugh & personality. We will all miss him.
Lou Thornton on May 2, 2017 at 5:18 AM said:

We had so many memories of Lanny, he was always laughing had an enormous ability to never see a stranger, he will be terribly missed by Mom Aunt Jean, family members and a multitude of friends. R.I.P. my sweet cousin.
Sarah & Bailey Zaruba on May 2, 2017 at 2:31 AM said:

Megan...The love you had for your Dad was evident in the way you talked about him. You have an amazing way of being there for those you care about in their time of need. Now my friend it's time for you to lean on us. We are here for you always. Stay strong. RIP
Diane Sickels Case on May 1, 2017 at 6:40 PM said:

Lanny we will miss your infectious smile! Prayers to all the family. RIP dear friend.

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