Archive for Thursday, September 12, 2002

Howard H. Miskimen


September 12, 2002

Services for Howard H. Miskimen, 79, Lawrence, were Friday, Sept. 6, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Miskimen died Sept. 2, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in rural Eudora, the son of Harvey H. and Ruth (Haling) Miskimen.

A lifelong resident of the Lawrence area, he attended school in Vinland.

Mr. Miskimen served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge.

He had worked at Deems John Deere Implement and was manager at Tony's Phillips 66. He was an equipment operator for Douglas County Public Works until he retired in 1987.

He married Venita L. Plaisted on April 28, 1948, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sisters, Grace Oshel, Lawrence, N. Jean Keefer, Oskaloosa, and Phyllis Harris, Littleton, Colo.

The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or Meals on Wheels, sent in care of the mortuary.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Miskimen.

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