Howard 'Howdy' B. Knouse
May 25, 1936 - January 27, 2017

Howard 'Howdy' B. Knouse

Howard 'Howdy' B. Knouse
May 25, 1936 - Jan 27, 2017

Howard 'Howdy' B. Knouse

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Howard B. 'Howdy' Knouse, 80, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Private Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Mindy Strause. Online condolences:

Howdy was born on May 25, 1936, in Muscatine, the son of Howard O. and Kathryn B. Weikert Knouse. His first marriage was to Darlene Zaehringer in 1957, and he later married Judy Shoultz in 1964.

He was a self-employed contractor and mason, starting his work career with his father at K&H Concrete. He started Knouse Masonry which later became Knouse Construction which he operated for 40 years. For 13 years he owned Island CB Sales. He owned Galesburg Auto Mart, and started Muscatine Tire and Wheel with Jim Lowe. He was also a Wausau Homes dealer in the area for 13 years.

He loved bowling, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed doing family movies and had kept a diary every day for over 50 years.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Perrian Locke of Muscatine, Christopher Knouse (Melanie) of Toledo, and Lisa Pratt (Jerry), Brad H. Knouse, and Mindy Strause, all of Muscatine; 19 grandchildren, Aaron, Nicholas, Jordan, Spencer, Ashley, Ashlynn, Mikayla, Tanner, Cordell, Wyatt, Lynnlee, Sami Jo, Shelby, Drake, Drew, Lanie, Aubrey, Noah, and Alex; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon McDaniel.


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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
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