Marion D. Howe

Written by Theresa Rose on May 18, 2016

Marion D. Howe, age 98 of Mediapolis, died Tuesday May 17, 2016 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  The son of Arthur Thomas and Ethel Gladys (Brockway) Howe, he was born May 12, 1918 at Kingston.  On February 27, 1939 he married Laurada Moser at Kahoka, MO.; she died March 17, 2005.  He worked as an Iron worker local 577 in Burlington.  He served in the US Navy during WWII. He attended Kingston schools. He enjoyed iron work, coon dog trainer, mules, was an avid hunter and fisherman; was a professional storyteller, was a bear hunting guide in Minnesota for years; he loved the river, was master of the “train whisle”; He never knew a stranger and loved his family and friends.

Survivors include: three sons, Delbert Howe of New London;  Ervin Howe of Kingston; Harry Howe of Fort Madison; 14 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 34 great great grandchildren,  several nieces, nephews, and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter Ceola, one son Jerry, one grandson and one great grandson, two sisters and two brothers. The family will meet with friends Friday May 20, 2016 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. Cremation will be accorded following visitation.  A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Danville. A luncheon will follow the service.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House.