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April 13, 1925 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
Howard M. Logan, age 98, of Moville, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2023 at the Unity Point Health St. Lukes in Sioux City. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 10:30 AM at the Moville United Methodist Church of Moville with Pastor Harold Werley, Pastor Eric Sayonkon and Pastor Sheryl Ashley officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 21, 2023 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville. Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery of Moville. Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Wink-Sparks Post #303 of Moville. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Moville Senior Center or the Moville Historical Society.
Howard McElrath Logan, the eldest child of Charles and Helen Logan, lived a full life of 98 years. Born April 13th, 1925, Howard’s lifelong residency in Moville, IA was interrupted only by attendance at Iowa State College, Naval service during WWII and the Korea conflict, and his frequent travels throughout the
Howard met Ila Jeanne (IJ) Hagie at Iowa State College. Their courtship was nearly derailed when he left her standing alone on Ash Ave in Ames so he could make the cutoff for lunch at his Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity house. He worked hard to overcome this misstep and the two married on July 30th, 1950, and have three children, Charles Hagie, Jane Heathcote and Amy Laird. Together they traveled the world, only days away from setting foot on their 7th continent when IJ suffered a debilitating stroke. Despite her lack of mobility, the two traveled the world, often accompanied by children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, because time spent together was better than money saved.
Howard was a 80 year member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. For the last few years, he was celebrated as the oldest attendee at the FIJI’s Pig Dinner celebration. He was a loyal Iowa State donor, avid Cyclone football supporter holding season tickets for almost 50 years. As an alumnus, Howard was a member of the Business Advisory Council, chairman of Iowa State’s Achievement Foundation, and an officer of ISU Gateway Center, Ltd.
Commissioned in the US Navy, Howard served in both WWII and Korea. He returned to Moville to work with his father at First Trust and Savings Bank which later saw four generations of Logan family members working alongside each other. He served on many local, county, and state-wide boards. Most notably the Iowa Banker’s Association and Sunrise Retirement Community. Howard was an avid cattle feeder, part of many business ventures with business partners and friends from Iowa and the western United States.
His life is celebrated by his sister Helen Maxwell, sisters-in-law Carol Logan and Dodi Middlebrook; his daughters, Jane Logan, and Amy (Scott) Chesmore; grandchildren, Jill (Caleb) Hoakison, Casey Webb (Kody Craig), Todd (Danielle) Kuebler, Alex Logan, Elizabeth Kuebler, Mallory Logan and Robin (JW) Beck; great-grandchildren, Harlan Barnes, Tyan Beck, Samuel Kuebler, Brantley Hoakison, Theodore Hoakison, Tayla Beck, Colette Kuebler, and Graham Hoakison. Howard is reunited with the love of his life, IJ, and is likely sharing a scotch with his son, Charles, and his
friends and family members that went before him.