1895 - 1985
||Howard Murl Cocklin  |
||8 Oct 1895
||Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa 
|an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper |
- Services held for Cocklin
Howard Murl Cocklin, Grandview, Iowa, died suddenly Thursday afternoon, February 28, 1985, at Linn Manor Care Facility, Marion, Iowa.
Howard was born October 8, 1895, the youngest son of Clinton and Millie Bernard Cocklin. He attended Avondale Country School, Grandview High School and Highland Park College, Des Moines.
At the outbreak of World War I he enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here he received training as an electrician and a gyro compass operator. From there he was assigned to the submarine O-10 and later to a destroyer until the war ended November 18, 1918.
After discharge from the Navy he worked for a short time for Norman Baker, Muscatine, Iowa, in the manufacture of steam calliopes and calliophones.
He married Ruth Gast on June 13, 1923, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa.
Following marriage he started a garage repair business with Charles Nelson in Grandview. They sold Hudson and Essex cars.
After surviving the depression years Howard built the DX Station and café on Highway 61. Later he built the Phillips 66 Station, café and motels. These he operated until the end of World War II in 1945.
Following the service station years he was a farmer until retirement in 1955.
He served as Justice of the Peace many years until that office was discontinued by the state.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Dale Cocklin of Soldotna, Alaska; three daughters, Dr. Margaret McElhinney, Muncie, Indiana, Mrs. Paul (Marcilene) Bell, Rural Route, Letts, Iowa, and Mrs. Shirley Dean, Cedar Falls; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction on Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
Committal services were held Wednesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. Graveside military rites were by Allen Right Hanft American Legion Post 100 with burial in the Grandview Cemetery.
|Social Security Administration Information
- Howard Cocklin; born: 8 October 1895; died: February 1985; last residence: 52752 (Grandview, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: 52752 (Grandview, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
||28 Feb 1985
||Marion, Linn County, Iowa 
|Cause: a stroke |
||6 Mar 1985
||Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa 
||31 Mar 2015 |
||Ruth Mary Gast, b. 18 Nov 1898, Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 12 Jul 1994, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa |
||13 Jun 1923
||Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa 
||21 Jan 2014 |
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