- July 9, 1935 - February 24, 2012
- Iowa City, Iowa
of Howard's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Arlene, so sorry we didn't know. We and the kids are really going to miss Howard. Remember when he taught them to make pot holders when they were little? Always smiling, it made us happy to watch how close you were with each other. Our loss is Heavens gain.
Posted by: Craig and Meg Cole - Coralville, IA - Nephew and wife Jul 07, 2012
I am honored to have known Howard Cole. In addition to the many wonderful things about him, Howard grew the best tomatoes I ever tasted. We are all better people for having experienced his great spirit and warm friendship.
Posted by: dave lleshtz Feb 28, 2012
We Love you Uncle Howard and you will be greatly missed. Our Iowa vists were always special and we thank you Aunt Arlene for taking such good care of him. We Love you All
Eric, Kim Handlang & Family
Posted by: Kim Handlang - Barling, AR - Great uncle Feb 27, 2012
Uncle Howard was my favorate Uncle. When I went to visit we had a lot of fun we laughed we joked. One day I asked uncle Howard how class went he said it went ok except for when he had to go to the bathroom, there was no toilet paper on the roll so I asked him what did he do he said he stoodup turned around put his hand on his but and said I wiped this way. Thanks so much for taking such wonderful care of Uncle Howard. Aunt Arlene you are the greatest Love Linda
Posted by: Linda Cole - Barling, AR - niece Feb 27, 2012
Howard was a treasure trove of information...he remembered every person's life history....who their parents and siblings were, who they married, which kid belonged to which father or mother, etc. He could pull names out of nowhere and give you birthdates and death dates, wedding dates and, in some cases, divorce dates! He was a loving, caring and generous man and he loved all of his relatives and friends with unabashed delight. I can still hear his laughter when he
Posted by: Kookie & Darrell - Oberlin, KS - cousin Feb 27, 2012
Howard was such a wonderful man. He always made me smile and laugh. Arlene you did a wonderful job raising him. You taught him the values of friends and how to love. I will miss him terribly. I will never forget how I wanted to help him take the garbage to the bin but Arlene you wanted him to learn it by himself and how he used to throw corn into the field. We really had fun at the casino. That always put a big smile on his face. I love you all from Duane and Betty Hartman.
Posted by: Betty Hartman - Lincoln, NE - Friend Feb 27, 2012
Richie & Sandy So sorry to hear about Howard. You are in our prayers!
Posted by: Mary Kaye Knottnerus Allen Feb 26, 2012
Howard was a very special man.He kept on going even though the odds were against him. He really enjoyed life and had many hobbies. Fishing, going to the casino,he loved the Cubs and Hawkeyes. I loved his blue eyes and that sparkle in them when he was excited.He truely was an amazing man and will be missed by so many. My sympathy to all his family and friends. Sincerely Sherry Andrews
Posted by: Sherry Andrews - Keokuk, IA - Ex-Niece Feb 26, 2012
Richie "Dick', Sandy and family I am sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayer's. God Bless You All.
Posted by: Dan Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Family Friend Feb 26, 2012