Howard C. Garlick, 90, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Saturday evening, September 29, 2012, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa. Add or view memories
Howard Clifford Garlick was born on August 24, 1922 in Manchester, Iowa, to Clifford and Elizabeth (Zahren) Garlick. He attended country school until high school, graduating from Manchester High School. With the advent of World War II, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving until honorably discharged in 1946. On December 28, 1947, he married Audrey Ann Phelps in Manchester, Iowa.
Howard and Audrey farmed in the Ryan, Iowa area until 1960 when poor health forced Howard to retire from farming. He then began a career with Dubuque Packing Company (later FDL Foods) operating the Hog Buying Station in Maquoketa for 25 years. Poor health forced him to retire from "The Pack" in 1981. He enjoyed his retirement of riding, raising and training horses. He loved driving his team of ponies in local parades and Audrey was fond of calling Howard "The Cowboy". In addition to horses, he was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Howard was a member of the Maquoketa American Legion Post #75, Maquoketa VFW Post #3633 O'Connor-Regenwether, and the Jackson County Horse and Harness Association.
Howard is survived by a daughter, Kelly Garlick (Jeff) Hagen of Howards Grove, WI; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Morehead (Dustin) Steger of Fond du Lac, WI; a grandson, Sam Morehead of Sheboygan, WI; and a step-grandson, Troy Hagen of Lawrence, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruth, and his wife, Audrey.
Friends and family may gather for "One Last Party"© in remembrance of Howard and Audrey (who died on March 16, 2012) on Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 2 to 4 P.M. in "The Bistro" at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Private graveside services and burial will be held at a later date from the Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County or Camp Courageous of Iowa.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.