John Howard Obituary

John F. Howard
John F. "Jack" Howard
John F. Howard

September 24, 2003
Born in Buffalo, NY
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Jack Howard, 77, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Windsor Presbyterian Church in Windsor Heights. Cremation will follow services.

Jack was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, but moved to Des Moines in 1965 to become Executive Director of the Central Iowa Chapter, American Red Cross. Later, he was appointed Iowa Division Manager. Subsequently, he retired from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

He was a veteran of WWII, serving on Guam and with the First Marine Regiment on Okinawa and in North China. A graduate of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, he also attended Yale University Divinity School.

Jack was a member of Windsor Presbyterian Church, The First Marine Division Association, China Marine Association, a past president of the Windsor Heights Foundation and a former board member of Shepherds Center of Greater Des Moines.

His wife, Eileen of Windsor Heights; a daughter, Nancy Coon of Eden Prairie, MN; and a son, Michael J. Curran of Lancaster, NY survive Jack. Also surviving are three stepchildren, Christy Johnson of Muscatine, Deedra Blakeslee of Littleton, CO, and Douglas Street of Lake Dallas, TX; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Thomas Paul; daughter, Karen Ruth; sister, Caroline; and his parents preceded him in death.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Westover Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Windsor Heights Foundation, 1133 66th Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa 50311.



Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, September 28, 2003
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Windsor Presbyterian Church
6301 University Avenue
Windsor Heights, IA US 50311
Monday, September 29, 2003
11:00 AM