Howard Dexter Obituary

Howard W. Dexter
Howard W. Dexter
Howard W. Dexter

March 30, 1909 - January 6, 2008
Born in Vinton, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Howard Wayne Dexter, 98, formerly of West Des Moines, passed from this life on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at Bickford Cottage in Urbandale.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Thursday, in the Ruby Chapel. Private committal services will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.

Howard was born on March 30, 1909 in Vinton, Iowa to John Albert and Minnie Alice Standard Dexter. He was a graduate of both Lincoln High School in Vinton and Gates Business College in Waterloo. Howard married Olive Gail Smith on November 15, 1931 in Osage, Iowa and to this union, three children were born, Gerry, Mary Ann and Peg. Howard was employed with Rath Packing Co. as a Controller and Treasurer, until he retired on May 1, 1973. Howard had previously lived in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Waterloo, IA and Eden Isle, AK, before moving to West Des Moines.

He is survived by his son, Gerry L. (Sharon) Dexter of Lake Geneva, WI; two daughters, Mary Ann (Dick) Rice of Johnston and Peg (Randy) Bray of Clive; five grandchildren, Don Dexter, Kristi (Bill) Tomlinson, Bill (Julie) Rice, Sara (Todd) Carlson and Chris Bray; and six great-grandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and his wife, Gail.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any memorial gifts be made to the First United Methodist Church in Waterloo.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
New Hope United Methodist Church
4525 NW Beaver Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, January 10, 2008
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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New Hope United Methodist Church
4525 NW Beaver Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, January 10, 2008
10:30 AM