Hamilton County


Pvt. Howard Fellows Forrester




Howard Fellows Forrester was born Aug. 24, 1916 to Harry Evans and Abiah Lavina Spitler Forrester. He died Aug. 23, 1971 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. Forrester served with the U.S. Army in World War II as a bow gunner with the 757th tank battalion, Fifth army near Italy’s Po Valley.


Forrester services on Thursday

Funeral services for Howard F. Forrester, 54, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of Christ Congregational, with the Rev. Homer Doak officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery. There will be a flag-folding ceremony conducted at the graveside.

Friends may call at the Foster Funeral home until 10 a.m. Thursday, when the body will be taken to the church.

Mr. Forrester died Monday morning in a truck accident northeast of Duncombe.

Harold Fallows Forrester, son of Harry E. and Abiah Spitler Forrester, Sr. was born Aug. 24, 1916 at Charles City, Iowa. He moved with his family to Webster City in 1922 and he was reared and educated in this community.

He was united in marriage Sept. 7, 1939 to Vivian Brekke, and the couple made their home in Webster City where he was associated with his father and his brothers in the operation of the Forrester Dairy. When the firm was sold to Anderson-Erickson Co. in 1965, he continued to work for the new ownership.

Mr. Forrester served with the U.S. Army in World War II, spending 31 months overseas.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Linda Forrester of Des Moines; his mother, Mrs. H. E. Forrester, Sr.; two brothers and two sisters, Clare Forrester and Harry Forrester, Jr., both of this city, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Mertz, Webster City, and Mrs. Everett (Blanche) Doty of Monterey Park, Calif.

He was preceded in death by one son; his father, two brothers and an infant sister.

He was a member of the Elks lodge, the American Legion and the United Church of Christ, Congregational.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Aug. 24, 1971