Howard Benjamin Midboe, 57, of Wood Lake passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Granite Falls Hospital surrounded by his family.
Services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Assembly of God Church in Granite Falls, with burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Granite Falls.
Howard Benjamin Midboe was born on September 27, 1954 to Morris and Alvina (Wigand) Midboe in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County. He was baptized on December 5, 1954 and confirmed on April 26, 1970 at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church. He attended Granite Falls public schools graduating in 1973. On October 29, 1973, Howard enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Dix in New Jersey. He was honorably discharged on October 28, 1979 and returned to the Granite Falls area. He then attended Southwestern Vocational Technical Institute and graduated in May of 1986 with a degree in Machine Tool Technology.
On May 19, 1979, Howard married Glenda Schrupp at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. Over the years, they lived in Granite Falls, Elk River and Lynd. In 1995, Howard moved to the Cottonwood area and in 1996 he met his companion of 16 years, Debra Jones, and they moved to Wood Lake. Howard worked for Schulte Line Clearing Tree Service in Hazel Run and provided tree service to all of Kandiyohi County. Howard enjoyed going to different church services in the area. He also had a passion for sending money to the Martyr’s and bibles to third world countries every month.
Howard enjoyed walking, riding bike, exercising, lifting weights, martial arts, watching the UFC and boxing matches, fishing, hunting, throwing knives and cooking. Listening to spiritual music and reading the bible daily was also a passion of his. Most importantly, Howard loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family.
Howard is survived by his children: Wendy (Michael) Kuehn of Echo, Daniel (Cynthia) Midboe of Dawson; grandchildren, Brianna and Bailey, Dayton, Carmen and Peter; his companion of 16 years Debra Jones; her children; Shanda (Himal) Barooah of Ledgewood, NJ, Brittny (Cody) Vollmer of Ghent and Lance (Brooke) Jones of Cottonwood; grandchildren; Brandon, Ethan, Gavin, Ian, and AriBella, one sister, Louise (Riad) Chehlaoui of Houston, TX; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, three brothers; Sherman, Paul and Roger,; and two sisters: Maria and Paulette preceded him in death.
Online condolences may be placed at www.sunsetfuneralassociation .com.
The Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association of Echo and Wabasso handled the arrangements.