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Ira James Howden Sr.

Posted By: Leslie Vaughn
Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2008, at 11:45 p.m.

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1896 Ira Howden 1957
Ira James Howden Sr. was born at New Hartford, Iowa, May 10 1896 the son of Joe and Lydia Howden, and suddenly passed away Feb 26 1957, in Austin, Minn., while there on business.

His youth was spent for the first 12 years in the New Hartford Area and then for several years he lived in Ulen, Minn., before moving to Renova, where he resided until his death.

Ira Howden enlisted in the Navy in World War I, where he served until his medical discharge. In a short time, he was conscripted into the Army and remained there until the termination of the war. After this, he returned to Renova where he helped on his parent's farm. He worked for the county on road building for a brief time and at Geo. A. Hormel & Co. and for the past 33 years on the farm where he had been living. The deceased was united in marriage with Lulu Joy Phillips of Renova on Dec 3 1924. To this union were born five children, Inez(Mrs. Robert Vietor),...Madeline (Mrs. Floyd Sorenson). . . the Rev. Ira Howden Jr., pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, Lombard, Ill.; Keith of Brownsdale; Dean William who died in infancy.

Mr Howden accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as he personal saviour and followed his Lord in baptism and joined the First Baptist Church of Brownsdale, Minn.

He was always active in communtiy work and served on the school board of Phillips School Dist 129 for may years. He was a member of the American Legion post of Dexter, Minn, where he served ever since leaving the armed service.

Ira leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, two daughters; two sons-in-law; 10 grandchildren; as well as his mother, Mrs. Lydia Howden, Nekoosa Wis; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Inez Phillips, who has resided with the Howden family since their marriage; four sisters, Lillie(Mrs. Charles Heiden) Meeteetsee, Wyo; Mabel(Mrs. Joseph Iverson), Genevieve(Mrs. Arthur Weiland); Jsephine (Mrs. Harlan Albright) Milwaukee; three brothers, Rufus of Milwaukee; Edward of Neekoosa, Wis,; and Joseph of Chicago, and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceeded in death by his father, three brothers and one sister.

Now With Him

'Sufferings all over, life's battles are done.
All sorrow, pain, crying have come to an end.
The call from he Savior so gracious has come.
Come! Come to the Master and eternity spend.
So off in response to his clear loving call.
Away from the loved ones, friends, neighbors and all.
To dwell with his Redeemer, Savior and Friend,
Who beckoned His child to His presence attend.'
Written by the Rev. Ira J. Howden Jr.

Mrs. Lillie Heiden, Meeteetsee, Wyo, Rufus Howden, Mrs. John Boschan, Edward Howden, Milwaukee, were guests Friday night at the Robert Vietor home after attending the funeral of Ira Howden Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weiland, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Albright, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Iverson, Milwaukee also attended the funeral."

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