Edna Mae Howick, 90, of Ferndale, Washington died January 17, 2018. Edna had lived in Garner for the past eleven years and moved to Washington six months ago.
A celebration of life service will be held 1:00 Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner with Rev. Paul Evans of the United Methodist Church officiating. Inurnment will be at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner followed by a time of food and fellowship at the Garner United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be donated in Edna’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Edna Mae (Edmundson) Howick was born September 29, 1927 at her grandma Lena’s home in Ventura Iowa. Her father Matthew operated a general store in Hayfield until he died when Edna was only 12. She then lived with her married sister Marvyle until graduation from Hayfield Consolidated School in 1944. Edna moved to Fort Dodge Iowa to work at the bottling company where she met and married her husband Max in June of 1946. Both their daughter Karen and son Allan were born in Fort Dodge. The family attended the First United Methodist Church in downtown. For several years Max and Edna lived on an acreage that was the gathering place for family and friends.
Edna worked at home until the children were in Junior High and then became a star salesperson in the hardware and tools department of Sears in Fort Dodge. Max and Edna purchased a resort in Bemidji Minnesota and moved there in 1976. While they enjoyed the fishing and nature in the north woods they spent the winters as snow birds in LaFeria, Texas. They lived in Minnesota until Max’s death in 2004 while residing in Deerwood. Edna returned to the Garner area in 2005 until she moved to be closer to her daughter in Ferndale, Washington in the fall of 2017.
Edna is survived by her children, Karen (Howick) Nesvold and Allan Howick, both of Ferndale WA; her three grandchildren, Michelle (Nesvold) Evangeline of Issaquah WA, Matthew Howick of Bellevue NE, Michael Howick of Omaha, NE; and her six great grandchildren – all in Nebraska, Olivia, Harper, Emmitt, Karsen, Nathan and Mick (Michael Jr.). Edna is also survived by her first cousin Bob Halford of Clear Lake and sister-in-law, Lavonne Edmundson of Deerwood, MN.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband Max; her ten siblings; and her parents, Matthew Edmundson and Vivian (Dingman) Edmundson / Boehnke.
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