Howard Dean Lundahl, age 82, of Braham, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the Estate of Rush City Care Center.
He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Princeton, to parents Carl and Clara (Sorenson) Lundahl. Howard grew up on a farm near Dalbo, attended country school through the sixth grade, and then Ogilvie High School, graduating in 1953.
Howard enlisted with the Minnesota Army National Guard.
He spent his entire career as a cement mason, working mainly for Jesco until he retired in the late 1990s.
Howard was a proud member of the Cement Masons Local 633 Union.
He was united in marriage to Claryce Splittstoser in 1959, and they raised four boys. Howard and Claryce lived in the Twin Cities and Fargo, ND, before settling on a farm in Braham.
Howard enjoyed tending to his fruit trees and vegetable garden. Over the years, he enjoyed having animals on the farm including Scottish Highlander cattle.
Howard was a talented woodworker and made wooden toy trains, tractors and trucks for his grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham since 1968, where he enjoyed singing in the choir and played several musical instruments.
Howard will be remembered for his sweet smile and the twinkle in his eye.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Claryce; brother James; and sister Phyllis (Blain) Wallin.
Howard is survived by his sons, Kim, Karl (Bonnie), Kendall (Tracy) and Kurt (Laura); grandchildren Kristie (Nick) Block, Lacy (Torsten) Wolff, Laura (Tim Moy) Storkamp, Adam, Kyle (Karissa Tatro), Kori, and Kami Lundahl; great-grandchildren Marshall, Colton, Adeline, Charley, Milo, Ruger, Milo, Hailey, Tucker, and Juliet; many nieces, and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
A memorial service took place Monday, Jan. 8 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham, with the Rev. Tim Renstrom officiating.
Arrangements were with the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home; www.aifuneralhome.com.