Virginia Howard, 86, Cedar Falls, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Sartori Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be one hour before services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sartori Hospital Auxiliary. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Hiram and Helena (Lewke) Van Heuvelen. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1944 and went to Washington D.C. to work as a secretary for the Dept. of the Navy. After World War II, she returned to Cedar Falls and worked as a secretary for ISTC, Viking Pump Company and area insurance agencies until her retirement in 1991. She married Fred S. Howard Nov. 14, 1945 in Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Alan D. (Mary) Howard of Cedar Falls, Bruce E. (Bobbie) Howard of Guam, and David S. (Deb) Howard of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.