- June 3, 1953 - March 8, 2013
- Decatur, Nebraska
of Howard's Passing
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“So sorry for your loss.
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sheri Streeter
“I met Howard a couple of years ago when he was a contractor for JBS and working on putting new tile in the plant hallways. He was just the nicest man...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kim Pettigrew - acquaintance
“He will be deary miss, my thought are with the family
3 of 16 | Posted by: betty hightree - fremont, NE
“Haven't seen Howard or Reg for many years but remember all the good times that we had growing up. He will be deary missed.
4 of 16 | Posted by: bettyf hightree - fremont , NE
“Howard brought so many happy moments and laughs in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will never be able to forget him....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: John and Donna Houston - TX
“Regina and Heather,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. I remember so much about Howard when we were kids growing up...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy McCulloch - Denison, IA
“My thoughts are with the family at this time of loss. I worked with Howard for many years, and saw him last summer to learn of his bout with cancer....Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Lander - Sioux City, IA
“I last talked with Howard and Shag at my sisters house in Macy 2005. It was Macy pow-wow and Howard had brought his grandchildren. Lucky I was home...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Orville Aldrich - Sells, AZ
“So sorry to hear of Howards passing. Larry knew Howard form his years of working at IBP. They often met each other at the archery shoots. Larry...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Larry and Bonnie Sparks - IA
“I am so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kris Eberle - Marshalltown, IA
“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie and Richard Koch
“Reg, Heather and Family
You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. X
Wally & Myra
12 of 16 | Posted by: Myra &Wally Onnen - Worthington, MN
“Although I met Howard just a few years ago, I considered him a friend, a friend I will miss very much. In a way we were almost family, in that my son...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Glasser - Danbury, CT
“So sorry for your loss. Have you all in my prayers.
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jeannette Kubik - Friend
“We were so sorry to hear about Howard. with sympathy,Keith & Dawn
15 of 16 | Posted by: Keith and Dawn Ball - Genesee, WI
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May the faith and love you carry within your heart help...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Terry M Wulf
Howard L. Storm, 59, of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away March 8, 2013 with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ Decatur Restoration Branch in Decatur with Evangelist Dale Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur with military honors provided by the American Legion Roger Crum Post #215 of Decatur. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, March 11, 2013 at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Howard was born June 3, 1953, in rural Macy, Nebraska, to Leon D. and Pauline V. (Jump) Rose Storm.
Howard served in the United States Army from July 17, 1970 until April 15, 1973. He earned a Certificate of Achievement from the 30th Air Defense Army Brigade in recognition for outstanding achievement during the period of January 6, 1972 to April 3, 1973 in Okinawa, Japan. His military career then continued in the United States Army Reserve from April 15, 1973 until he was honorably discharged on July 16, 1976.
He married Regina Huffman on November 9, 1973 in Decatur. They made their home in Decatur. They had one daughter, Heather Grandgenett.
Howard was a loving husband, devoted father, and grandfather. He was a good, honest man with integrity. He would do anything for anyone.
Howard worked for the former IBP currently known as Tyson until 1995 as a General Foreman in the Extension Department. He had worked in the packing house industry around the Sioux City area for 19 years. He then started a millwright company in 1995 with his son-in-law and together Mechanical Contractors, Inc. was established and still continues to operate. Howard was recently employed with JBS Swift in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Howard was a member of the Decatur Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for 20 years. He received a Certificate of Recognition for EMT of the year on February 3, 2001. Howard served on the Village of Decatur Town Board from 1998 to 2006. He was a member of the American Legion Roger Crum Post #215 of Decatur.
He enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. He hunted deer, elk, bear, turkey, wild boar, pheasant, and ram. He enjoyed riding his Harley.
He is survived by his wife, Regina of Decatur, NE; his daughter, Heather and Robert Grandgenett of South Sioux City, NE; three grandchildren, Colton, Beau, and Brooklyn Grandgenett of South Sioux City, NE; four brothers, Dalbert (Virginia) Storm of Bancroft, NE, Duane (Ruby) Storm of Greeley, CO, Douglas (Kellene) Storm of Decatur, NE, Curtis Storm of Lyons, NE; two sisters, Marilyn (David) Johnson of Ozark, MO and Vicki Davis-Hankins of Lyons, NE; one half-brother, Charles (Gina) Storm of Olathe, KS; one half-sister, Christine (Mike) Wilkerson of Gardner, KS; mother-in-law, Virginia Huffman of Decatur, NE; step-father, Don Rose of Lyons, NE; his best friend Ronald "Shag" Freemont, Sr. of Decatur, NE; as well as a host of family and friends.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Roy W. Huffman.