Howard Warren Linstrand was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Carl and Eleanor (Klausing) Linstrand. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. "Howie" as he was known to family and friends, attended school in Minneapolis.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II from Feb. 12, 1945, until his honorable discharge on Nov. 16, 1946. He returned back to Minneapolis and began his career at DeVAC. He worked at this aluminum window manufacturer until retirement in the 1990s.
Shortly after retiring, Howie moved to a home on the shores of Maple Lake, Minn.
Howie enjoyed building and flying model planes, sail boating, fishing with friends and family and hunting.
He enjoyed the visits from his nieces and nephews through the years. After his brother Gordon passed away, Howie enjoyed the continued visits from his nephew Scott and his family. That tradition continued with Scott and Peggy's children.
Howie enjoys watching and following the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Howie moved from Maple Lake to Le Mars in August 2009.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews: Scott and Peggy Linstrand, of Le Mars, and their children, Tanya (Todd) Bates and Carrie Linstrand, David and Pam Linstrand of Eugene, Ore., Bob and Lori Linstrand of New Brighton, Minn., Tom and Sue Linstrand, of Le Mars, Janet and Jerry Salmey, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Diane Pike of Le Mars; several great-nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Warren and Mid Bielke of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and many special friends and neighbors from Maple Lake.
Howie was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Eleanor (Klausing) Linstrand; and two brothers, Carl and Lynnea Linstrand and Gordon and Marlis Linstrand.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville, with the Rev. Ben Worley officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Herren-McHale-Wilken American Legion Post of Brunsville will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Pallbearers will be Scott Linstrand, Todd Bates, Tom Linstrand, Warren Bielke, Richard Erdahl, and John Swisher. Honorary casket bearers will be Bob Linstrand, David Linstrand, Johhny Rudberg, Diane Pike, Janet Salmey, Carrie Linstrand, and Tanya Bates.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.