Howard Wayne Arbogast

November 4, 1939 ~ June 17, 2014 (age 74)


Howard W. Arbogast, 74, of rural New London, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his residence.
A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Mt. Pleasant Masonic Temple, 206 N. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Howard Wayne Arbogast was born November 4, 1939 in Wayland, Iowa. He was the son of John and Ada (nee turner) Arbogast. He graduated from Wayland High School where he was an athlete, most especially in baseball. On April 29, 1962 in Mt. Pleasant, Howard was united in marriage to Fonda Rae Detrick.
Howard worked briefly at the telephone company in Wayland, at Waters Implement and the Blue Bird Bus Company, both in Mt. Pleasant. For 39 years, Howard was employed as an inspector at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown. He retired from the plant in 2002. In his retirement, Howard operated a small engine repair shop, repairing an untold number of lawn mowers and other small engine equipment. Howard was very active with the Salem Little League Association. He served as president and coach several boys' baseball and girls' softball teams. In his younger years, his athletic prowess also allowed him to be very gifted on the dance floor and on the roller skating rink.
Those thankful for sharing in Howard's life include his wife of 52 years, Fonda of rural New London; 2 children and their spouses - Jeff & Tami Arbogast of New London and Deb & Tim Stookesberry of Mt. Pleasant; six brothers - Chuck Arbogast and his wife Ruth and Stan and his wife Shelly, all of Washington, IA Johnnie Arbogast of Brighton, IA, and Dean, Richard and Ed Arbogast, all of Wayland IA; 3 sisters - Elizabeth Troutman of Wayland, Millie Wilson and her husband Bill of Ainsworth, IA and Dorothy Jacobs of Wellman, IA; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren;
His parents, an infant son - Daniel Allen Arbogast, a daughter - Carla Rae Arbogast, and infant grandson and a stillborn sister precede Howard in death.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Salem Little League Association or HCI Care Services of Mt. Pleasant. Online condolences may be directed to

Sharing of Memories

JUN 23. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Mt. Pleasant Masonic Lodge
206 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641

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