Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 29th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Howard was born November 15, 1922 at Ravina, South Dakota to Donald & Fannie (Tiege) Sadler. He loved playing baseball and he played on a semi-pro team when he was 15 years old. He graduated from Washta High School in 1941. He was married to LaVonne Robeson on August 22, 1941 at Cherokee, Iowa when he started farming. He drove truck and hauled water for his neighbors. He farmed east of Washta and then in Grand Meadow until 1981, when he moved to Cherokee where he worked for Johnson Machine Shop, Wilson Foods, the Cherokee Community Schools as a custodian and bus driver from which he retired in 2001. He was a member of the Meadow Star United Methodist Church until 1981 and was presently a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Howard had served on the Grand Meadow School Board, the Cherokee County School Board, and the Meadow Star United Methodist Church Board. Howard enjoyed golfing, baseball, camping and traveling throughout the United States. He most cherished his wife and family and he especially loved his Black Angus Herd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
He is survived by his wife, LaVonne of Hartley; his children Ronny (Sharon) Sadler of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Konny (Nick) Droegmiller of Alta, Iowa; Bonny (Duane) Wittkop of Tonganoxie, Kansas; Donny (Denise) Sadler of Hartley, Iowa; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and one sister, Mary in California, and several nieces and nephews.