Howard, Earl J.

Howard, Earl J.

Male 1916 - 2010  (94 years)

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  • Name Howard, Earl J.  [1, 2, 3
    Born 15 Jun 1916  Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Dec 2010  Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Age: 94
    Person ID I26441  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Howard, Earl Henry,   b. 1892, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Springer, Gladys Ruth,   b. 30 Mar 1899, Dumont, Butler, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1973  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 5 Oct 1915  Waverly Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F9977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nibel, Charlotte May,   b. 30 May 1920, Ames Story, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2003  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1940  Slater, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Howard, Sally Ann  [Natural]
     2. Howard, Donna Erline  [Natural]
    Documents
    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 - Charlotte May Nibel
    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 - Charlotte May Nibel
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F21265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1916 - Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1940 - Slater, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 2010 - Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 - Charlotte May Nibel
    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 - Charlotte May Nibel
    Record for Charlotte Mae Nibel
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    Histories
    Earl Howard Story
    Earl Howard Story

  • Notes 
    • Earl Howard

      BORN: June 15, 1916
      DIED: December 30, 2010
      LOCATION: Story City, Iowa

      Earl J. Howard, 94 years of age, formerly of Ames, Roland, and Story City, passed away December 30, 2010, at Augustana Chapel View Care Center in Hopkins, Minnesota. Funeral service will be on Friday, January 7, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland, Iowa. Burial will be in the Roland Cemetery, followed by a light lunch at the church. There will be a visitation of family and friends on Thursday, January 6 from 4:00-6:00 p.m in the Bergen Lutheran Church parlor.

      Earl was born on June 15, 1916 to Earl Henry and Gladys Ruth (Springer) Howard in Dumont, Iowa. He married Charlotte Nibel on September 15, 1940 in Slater, Iowa. They welcomed two daughters, Sally Ann and Donna Earlene.

      Earl worked in the aviation business from 1937 to 1964 as owner of Howard Flying Service, manager of the Ames Municipal Airport, flight instructor, commercial and charter pilot, and airframe and engine mechanic. In 1940 Earl received a contract to provide flight instruction to the Civilian Flight Training Program, initiated by our government in anticipation of the U.S. entry into W.W. II. Following December 7, 1941, this program became the War Training Service, and until 1944 Earl and his instructors provided flight training to Navy cadets.

      After selling his private business in 1964, he established the Flight Service Department for Iowa State University, where he served as director of flight operations and one of its pilots until his retirement in 1972. Earl’s lifelong passion for aviation also led him to two private projects: in 1967 he adapted a twin-engine plane and flew Charlotte to Europe to attend the Rotary International Convention in France; and in 1985 he built and flew an experimental light-weight aircraft which he then donated to the Iowa State Historical Museum.
      Earl was a member of Bergen Lutheran Church, the OX5 Aviation Pioneers, and, for 67 years, the Rotary Club of Ames. He and Charlotte loved traveling with their young family and later spent 20 retirement years traveling worldwide. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing trips, spending time with family and friends, and actively participating in his church. His life drew the tremendous love and respect of all.

      Earl is survived by his daughters, Sally Sawyer (David) of Golden Valley MN and Donna Howard of Duluth MN; five grandchildren: Michael Sawyer (Elizabeth) of St. Paul MN, Nathan Sawyer (Shannon) of Crystal MN, Martha Sawyer (Brian Moen) of Bloomington MN, Jason Husby of San Francisco CA, and Benjamin Howard Husby of Minneapolis MN; and six great-grandchildren: Adam Sawyer, Mikkel Sawyer, Erik Sawyer, Emma Charlotte Eberhard, Aaron Eberhard, and Arwen Sawyer; and one sister, Marie Farrell of Naperville IL.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and Charlotte, his wife of 63 years.

      Memorials may be designated to Bergen Lutheran Church.

      Funeral Service

      January 07, 2011

      11:00 AM

      Bergen Lutheran Church

      101 W. Maple

      Roland, IA 50236

  • Sources 
    1. [S388] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Earl Howard

    2. [S1235] U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2016, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Newspaper: The Ames Daily Tribune; Publication Date: 01/ 2/ 2011; Publication Place: Ames, Iowa, USA; Web edition: http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2011/01/02/ames_tribune/obituaries/doc4d1fbabf8c537423546577.txt.
      Record for Earl J Howard

    3. [S1062] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;), Iowa Department of Public Health; Des Moines, Iowa; Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937; Record Type: Microfilm Records.
      Record for Charlotte Mae Nibel

    4. [S580] Family Records of Benjamin Springer.

    5. [S1371] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).