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The Lord called Howard Herold home on December 23, 2014.

Howard was born on Oct. 30, 1923, in Watertown to Emil and Elna Rasmussen Herold. He married the former Florence Nell in Watertown at St. John’s Lutheran Church on June 14, 1947.  

Since moving to Port Washington, Howard has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton. He was a 1942 graduate of Watertown High School, and a veteran of World War II, having entered the Army Air Force in February 1943.  

Howard served as a Ball Turret Gunner on B-24s until July 1945 when he was honorably discharged after flying 50 missions. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Howard was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the European Theater Medal with five Battle Stars.

Upon his discharge, Howard became an employee of Mullen’s Dairy and worked there for 35 years. He was the last door-to-door milk deliveryman for Mullen’s. After his retirement, he moved to Wautoma and was employed in maintenance at Camp LuWiSoMo, Wild Rose, for 14 years. He enjoyed stamp collecting and woodworking.

Survivors include: his wife: Florence; and three children: Gail (Brian) Thiede, Port Washington, Glenn (Terry), Cedarburg, and Lynn (Mark) Langenfeld, Monticello.  He was also blessed with four grandchildren: Anne (Peter) Klein, Saukville, Jennifer Phan, Pearland, TX, Rachel Thiede, Waukesha, and Holly Jordan, Durham, NC; and three great grandchildren: Sydney Klein, Darren, and Leah Phan. Also surviving are his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Leroy and Marion Nell, nephews and nieces, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation and funeral services were held on Dec. 27  at Hafemeister Funeral Home, Watertown, with Pastor Kenton Wendorf of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton, officiating. Burial with military graveside rites took place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. 

Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran School scholarship fund or Camp LuWiSoMo scholarship fund.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown served the family. Online condolences may be made at