Howard Ferrel Jr.

Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 7:33 pm
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Howard Ferrel Jr., 88, of Davenport, died March 21, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
His body was donated to the University of Iowa. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born Aug. 6, 1924, in LaVoy, Wyo., to Eileen and Howard Ferrel Sr. He married Martha Wright on April 23, 1954.
He is survived by his wife; children, Connie (Mike) Rhodes, Chuck, Dennis, Rich and Tim (Cathy); grandchildren, Jeffree, Jamie and Matt; and a great-granddaughter, Ruby.


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