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Nadine C. Howlett

July 11, 1921 — June 18, 2018

Nadine C. Howlett

Nadine C. Howlett, 96, of Britt died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Westview Care Center in Britt.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, June 25th at First Lutheran Church in Britt with Pastor Willie Rosin officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 P.M., Sunday at Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church.

Nadine Charlotte Howlett was born July 11, 1921, to Melvin and Ninnette (Anderson) Thompson at Kanawha, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Kanawha Lutheran Church. She received her education in the Kanawha schools graduating with the class of 1938 and then attended Waldorf College in Forest City. She married Jay Harold Howlett on March 21, 1940. To this union two children were born: Duane Allen and Karen Ann. They made their home on a farm in the Britt area until moving into Britt in 1979 and later to the Summit House. Nadine was a dedicated mother, homemaker and helper to her husband in their farming operation. Nadine was a supportive parent as she served as a 4-H leader, on the County Extension Committee, Britt PTA and Britt Music Mothers. Nadine was an Avon representative for six years. For 10 years Nadine and Jay delivered Winnebago Motor Homes providing them the opportunity to visit 49 states. It inspired them to travel to Hawaii, Canada, Norway and Mexico.

She was a regular active member of First Lutheran Church of Britt where she held many offices in the Women’s Organization. She was involved in the community through Neighborhood Clubs, Women’s Club, Nota Bena Book Club, Meals on Wheels and served on the election board. She served the Community Food Bank for 30 years and was a leader in establishing the Liberty School Museum in Kanawha.

Nadine is survived by her son, Duane (Irene) Howlett of Britt; daughter, Karen (Ronald) Olien of Ham Lake, MN; granddaughters, Kathleen Hempe of Corcoran, MN, Julie (Paul) Walczak of Crown Point, IN, Lisa (Quentin) Stortenbecker of Britt, Kristi Olien of Eden Prairie, MN and Lori (Allan) Giese of Ham Lake, MN; great grandchildren, Hannah and Matthew Hempe, Audrey and Alexandra Walczak, Riley and Caila Stortenbecker and Emily and Ethan Giese; a sister-in-law, Mildred Howlett of Britt; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jay Howlett; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Howlett; brother, Richard Thompson and his wife, Florence; brother-in-law, Clifford Howlett; and niece, Edythe Howlett.
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Past Services


Sunday, June 24, 2018

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Britt Chapel

178 1st Avenue S.W., Britt, IA 50423

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Lutheran Church- Britt

70 5th Ave. NW, Britt, IA 50423

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