Hamilton County


Pvt. Howard Kenneth Lake




Howard Kenneth Lake was born Apr. 18, 1921 to Charles James and Oca Mable Katsch Lake. He died Dec. 27, 2003 and is buried in Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Lake served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 25, 2003

Howard Kenneth Lake, 82, of Webster City died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the Hamilton County Hospital in Webster City. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 29, at Foster Funeral Home in Webster City with Pastor Ray Artrip officiating. Burial was in the Cass Township Cemetery, north of Webster City. Graveside military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post No. 191.

Howard was born April 18, 1921, to Charley and Oca (Katsch) Lake on a farm in Ellis Township in Hardin County. On Aug. 24, 1942, he was united in marriage to Marcelyn Hudson at Albany, Mo. The couple resided in Des Moines where Howard was employed by A & P Grocery, moving later to Webster City when he started working with Brin’s Furniture. During WWII, Howard served with the U.S. Army Infantry with the Occupational Forces in the Pacific Theatre of Action. Following his discharge he drove a gravel truck for Virgil Liitschwager Construction in Buckeye. Howard had farmed in Ellis Township, worked at Beam Manufacturing (Electrolux), worked at the Flugstad Elevator, managed the Lehigh Elevator and worked at the Raven Lumber and Saw Mill. He returned to Brin’s Furniture, where he worked for several years, followed by employment with Gambles and Von Feldt Furniture until his retirement.

Mr. Lake is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Elba and Jean Lake, Andrew and Pat Lake all of Fort Dodge,Kenneth Lake of Webster City, daughters and son-in-law, Jane Felts, Lexie and Michael Spencer, all of Webster City, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, special friend, Norma Lake of Webster City, sisters, Letha Hanson of Hubbard, Arleta Evans of Dows, Lois Terry of Colorado Springs, Co., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, brother Emery Lake and sister Gail Brightwell.

He was a former member of the Webster City Moose and the American Legion Post No. 191.

Source: ancestry.com