Howard W. Pence, 92

Howard W. Pence, 92, of Eldora, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing & Rehab Center in Eldora, while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora. Burial will follow in the Conrad Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Ivester Church of the Brethren. Online condolences may be made at

Howard is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughters, Jane Kruse (Sue Ladehoff) of Canon City, Colo., and Susan (Clarke) Oestereich, of Grundy Center; son-in-law, Steve Mugge, of Conrad; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.