Howard Van Muyden

November 25, 1949 - May 25, 2016


Visitation: Visitation with family present will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
Service: His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton

Howard  V.          Howard Van Muyden, 66, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Avera Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls after battling cancer.  His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Visitation with family present will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

          Howard was born November 25, 1949 in Hull, IA to Milton and Tena (Van Grootheest) Van Muyden.  He attended school in the Rock Valley/Doon area.  He also lived in California for 4 years.

          Howard married Linda Nichols on February 23, 1973.  One son, Jason, was born to this union.  He served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 4 years.  Howard was employed at Bidwell in Canton for over 40 years, retiring in 2015.  He moved to Sioux Falls from his acreage near Canton that same year.  Howard enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, camping, watching movies, music, and playing guitar.

          Howard is survived by his son, Jason (Mindy Cleland) of Sioux Falls; 2 grandsons, Parker Van Muyden and Andrew Serie; sister, Delores Mulder of Lemars, IA; special aunt and uncle, Wilma and Hans Van Roekel of  Rock Valley, IA, who Howard spent a lot of time with growing up; good friend, Jean Armstrong; along with many other relatives and friends.   He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

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  1. It was my great pleasure to know you Howard. It’s a crying shame your life ended when it did. After all those years of working hard, you deserved the retirement you always dreamed of. Hopefully you’re in a better place and getting the rest you so richly deserve. God rest your soul my friend.

  2. my sympathy to your family Jason
    I have many memories of Howard in his younger days.usally would see him & Dee at Grootheest reunions.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Howard was a very nice man. I enjoyed working with him at Alco. My prayers are with you all.

  4. Jason, we are so very sorry to have heard that your father passed away. We want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    From all of us at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel.