Howard F. Van Brocklin

Dec 7, 2018
Van Brocklin, Howard


10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Trinity American Lutheran Church 


5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at church.


Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens with Military Rites conducted by the Guy W. Iversen AMVETS Post #49, Cedar Falls and the Iowa National Guard Honors Detail.  


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Howard F. Van Brocklin, 89, of Waterloo, died Friday, December 7, 2018 at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital of natural causes. He was born February 10, 1929 in Oelwein the son of Howard and Ena S. Boie Van Brocklin.  He graduated from Sumner High School.  He married Shirley A. Roever on August 17, 1952 in Waverly; she preceded him in death on April 4, 1997. 

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Howard worked for Rath Packing Company and the Power Plant at UNI for 7 ½ years, retiring in 1993.

Howard was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1623, Guy W. Iversen AMVETS Post #49, Cedar Falls and former member of the Waterloo Elks Club.

Survived by: one son, Gary (Lynn A.) Van Brocklin of Waterloo; one daughter-in-law, Lynn M. Van Brocklin of Dallas, TX; four grandchildren, Grant (Nicole) Van Brocklin of Cedar Falls, Reed (Tracey) Van Brocklin of Jesup, Sara (Brandon) Kelsey of Waterloo, Jena (Mike) Marlatt of Kathleen, Georgia; seven great-grandchildren, Gavin and Jace Van Brocklin, Jackson Miller, Dominick Deutsch, Jaime and Eva Marlatt, Joshua Van Brocklin; two step great-grandchildren, Ally Baker of Cedar Falls, Riley Richmond of Sumner; one sister, Doloris Schmidt of Tripoli and a special friend, Doris Zangerle of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; one son, Greg Van Brocklin and one brother-in-law, Robert Schmidt.

Howard loved watching the birds, flowers and old westerns on T.V., fishing and spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

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  1. David Marvitz | Dec 15, 2018

     Gary and Lynn,  We are sooo very sorry to hear of your Father's passing.  There is NEVER a good time but loosing a loved one never the Holidays just seems to intensify the lose! You are all in our thoughts and prayers....Dave and Jean M.  

  2. Lee Bedore | Dec 14, 2018
    It was a pleasure giving Van a tour of Deeres. I am sorry to learn of his passing.  I would have came to the funeral home, but did not learn of his passing until yesterday.  We enjoyed doing the tour fo him as much as he enjoyed talking it.  I was glad I met him.  Again, my condolences to his family. 
  3. Gayle Clark | Dec 12, 2018

    Doris, I am a friend of Kari and Stormy. We have met several times over the years most recently at the beauty shop.  I was so sorry to hear of your loss of Howard.  I know from talking to Kari how important he was to you and her family.  When I heard the words of Howard's passing I knew exactly who we were speaking of. .. all relationships are precious and are why we are all here..I am glad you had his companionship, it is inspiring!  Thinking of you. 


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