Daniel “Dan” Howell, 62, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
A memorial service for Dan Howell will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at The Bridge Church in Charles City with Pastor Robert Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service on Saturday at the church.
Daniel “Dan” Lee Howell, the son of Kenneth Lee and Donna Lee (Walling) Howell, was born June 24, 1959 in Council Bluffs, Iowa the second of three children. He attended school in Council Bluffs and graduated in 1978.
During his school years, Dan enjoyed learning the piano along with the trumpet. Music would continue on as one of his greatest passions. Dan enjoyed 70’s music, but most of all loved playing old hymns and Christian Contemporary music. He was a church pianist most of his adult life and enjoyed playing at different clubs and nursing homes. Dan’s gift of music was a blessing to so many.
Dan studied Computer Technology and worked for Mutual of Omaha as a computer analyst for several years until he was laid off. Dan then moved to Charles City and began working for Zoetis, where he was still employed.
Dan met and married the love of his life, Tami. This marriage added a third son to his family. Dan loved his boys and was passionate about their accomplishments.
Dan loved cycling and rode in RAGBRAI seven years. Recently he began enjoying the art of woodworking. Dan’s passion about what he loved was reflected in the beautiful woodworking projects he did.
Dan and Tami loved to travel and see new things. During their time together they shared trips to Washington D.C., Hawaii (Maui and Kauai), Colorado, South Dakota, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. Dan was also an avid Hawkeye fan. They enjoyed attending Hawkeye football and wrestling events together.
Dan loved spending time with Sadie his Golden Doodle and his newest puppy, Nikita. He loved teaching his dogs to do tricks.
Above all of these wonderful adventures, Dan was passionate about his love for Jesus. Dan spent his life serving God and looking forward to the day when he would see Him face to face. Dan’s biggest hope was that all his friends and family would be together in heaven some day and he was never ashamed to share his faith with others in the hopes that they would understand their need for a Savior.
Living family members include his wife, Tami; two sons: Joshua (Madelyn) Howell and Jason (Michael) Jasper; step-son, Jeremiah (Diana) Hummel; parents: Ken and Donna Howell; two sisters: Margie (Ken) Alford and Beth (Jon) Hansen; two granddaughters: Mia and Sophia Hummel; along with many nieces, nephews, other family members and numerous friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents: Esther and William “Claude” Howell, David Walling and Lucille Vaughn.
Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at www.hauserfh.com.