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Harold G. Howell Dixie

June 6, 1924 - July 13, 2018

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Harold G. ‘Dixie’ Howell, 94, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at Lutheran Living.

A funeral mass will be held on 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at St. Mathias Church. A time of food and fellowship will take place at Gannon Hall following the mass. Burial will take place in Nichols Cemetery, Nichols. Military Rites will be provided by the combined squads of the American Legion Post No 27 and the V.F.W. Post 1565.

The family requests that golf attire be worn in his honor. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the church. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Teresa. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

‘Dixie’ was born on June 6, 1924, in Muscatine, the son of Harry L. and Myrtle L. Haney Howell. He was a 1942 graduate from St. Mathias High School, and joined the United States Navy, serving during World War II. He married Murna A. Carter on November 8, 1948, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on October 3, 2004.

Dixie had many jobs in his life, including bartending at Ina Mae’s, delivering meat for C.E. Richards and Sons, Innkeeper at the Holiday Inn in Muscatine, and a salesman for Krieger’s, Iowa Road Builders, and Farner-Bocken.

Dixie was an avid golfer throughout his life. At age 85, he shot his age, which was quite an accomplishment. He passed his love for golf to his children and grandchildren. He loved his Tuesday morning coffee with his friends at McDonalds.

Dixie will be missed by his children, Tom (Pam) Howell of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Tony (Deb) Howell, Teresa (Jauquin) Chavarria of Muscatine, and Tim Howell of Wilton; grandchildren, Jordan (Amanda) Howell, Nate (Cassie) Howell, Makahla Howell, Barry Chavarria, Brad Chavarria, Melissa Chavarria, Christina Chavarria, and Jared Howell; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Elwood ‘Roger’ Howell and Mary Ann Liddy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and siblings, Robert, Wayne, Don, and Jerry Howell and Norma Hartley.