Howard Braden

Nov 13, 2020
Braden, Howard


Private family services will take place.

A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. 



Inurnment to take place at a Hudson Cemetery with military rites by Reinbeck American Legion Post #242 and Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honor Guard. 


Memorials may be directed to Community Church of Hudson or Cedar Valley Hospice; Cards sent the funeral home will be forwarded to the family. 


Howard Braden, 100, of Windhaven Assisted Living of the Western Home Communities, formerly of Hudson, died at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Friday, November 13, 2020.

Howard was born April 2, 1920 in Kalispell, Montana the son of Everett and Bertha Tollefson Braden. He graduated from high school in Guernsey, Iowa in 1938

Howard served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Norma Jean Strayer June 29, 1952 at Community Church of Hudson; she died February 28, 2006. Howard worked for John Deere at the Product Engineering Center for 29 years retiring in 1985.

Howard was a member of Community Church of Hudson where he was also an Usher and Deacon. He volunteered over 2,000 hours at the Marshalltown Veterans Home and was a member of the Hudson American Legion, Reinbeck Coin Lodge 394 A.F. & A.M., and Sons of Norway. He and Norma enjoyed travel and were accomplished world travelers.

Survivors include his six children: son, Randall (Ingrid) Braden of Clearwater Beach, FL; son, Reed (Linda) Braden of Hudson; daughter, Ronda Braden of Columbia‚ MD; son, Rex (Kathy) Braden‚ Irvine‚ CA; son, Russell (Diane) Braden‚ Sioux Falls‚ SD; and daughter, Rebecca Braden‚ Phoenix‚ AZ. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Adam Braden, Amy (Mike) Minkoff, Andrew Braden, Derek Braden, Danielle Braden, and Regina Guisto; four great grandchildren: Ahna, Izabell, Easton, and Emri; two sisters: Donna Linnencamp of Sigourney, and Carol Gordon of Oregon.

Howard is preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Braden and a sister, Opal Van Winkle.

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  1. Peggy Beckfield | Nov 17, 2020
    I am so sorry for your  loss.  He was obviously a good father to have such a nice family.
  2. Kristy GriffithX | Nov 16, 2020


    So sorry to hear about the death of your father...It's the good memories you have that help with the grief. My prayers are with your family.

    Kristy Griffith

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