Howard Leroy Lamb, 77 of Stanhope, Iowa lost his courageous battle with Blood Cell Lymphoma of the brain, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The family has chosen Boman Funeral Home (www.Bomanfh.com) to care for their needs. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday February 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Funeral Service will be Held Saturday at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Kroona officiating.
Howard was born on July 20, 1938 in Fort Dodge, to Eldon and Mildred (Hay) Lamb. He graduated from Stratford High School in 1957. Howard was a member of the Iowa National Guard from 1956 through 1962.
He married the love of his life, Delores Lamb of Webster City at Trinity Lutheran Church on October 23, 1960. They are the proud parents of Mitch and Cyndee. He worked for Bob Engels Station in Jewell, Baber Ford I Webster City, International Harvester in Webster City and Fort Dodge. Howard and Bernie Duckett opened Mid Iowa Truck Service in Fort Dodge,in 1973. Howard later became the sole proprietor moving from Fort Dodge to Duncombe, then in 2004 moving the business to Stanhope. He was also employed with the Iowa DOT for 17 ½ years in Webster City and Ames.
Howard was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Webster City, Moose Lodge, the Cockshutt Tractor Club, of Iowa, and a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City. His Bucket list was to restore his Cockshutt tractors and continue to cruise with family and relatives. He was known to all as a work-a-holic, but always said “If you love what you’re doing, you never worked a day in your life.”
His family includes: His loving wife Dee of 55 years; Son Mitch of Webster City; daughter Cyndee Lester of Quincy, IL; grandson Austin (Liz) Lamb of Bellevue, Washington; granddaughter Hayley Lester of Quincy, IL; brother Don (Maureen) of Homer/Webster City area; sister Marilyn (Terry) Bottorf of Webster City; brothers in law: John (Judy) Hood of San Antonio, TX and Dwight Fuller of Webster City; several nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Eldon and Mildred Lamb; father and mother in law Merlin and Janice Fuller; and his brother Francis.
Memorials can be directed to the Paula J. Baber Hospice House or Trinity Lutheran Church of Webster City.
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