Della Mae Howe, 95, of Janesville, died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Clarksville of congestive heart failure.
Della was born June 12, 1923, in rural Janesville, the daughter of Louis and Pearl (Miller) Miller. She attended Janesville Schools. On December 8, 1946, she was united in marriage to Forrest S. Howe on her sisters farm West of Shell Rock, Iowa. She worked for Marshall Canning Factory in Waverly, John Deere (making airplane parts during the war) and the Riviera Ball Room in Janesville. She was also a busy farm wife and mother.
Over the years Della enjoyed bowling league and helping organize the Janesville Fire Bells Auxiliary. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their many activities.
Della is survived by one daughter, Betty Ann (Neil) Handberg of Cedar Falls, two sons, Gary (Linnet) Howe of Janesville and Gordon (Dianne) Howe of Shell Rock, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Forrest in 1981, and daughter, Pat Knapp.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. 319-352-1187
Kaiser Corson has a highly dedicated, professional staff to provide unconditional service before, during, and after the immediate need. Kaiser-Corson offers at-need services including complete funeral services, cremation services, immediate burial services, body donation, transfer and receiving services, and a full line of funeral related merchandise. Serving the communities of Waverly, Shell Rock, Denver, Readlyn, and surrounding areas.