Howard W. Kreiman, 86, of Caldwell, passed away of natural causes Monday, June 18, 2018 at Canyon West of Cascadia, a long-term care facility in Caldwell.
Howard was born August 13, 1931, in Glendive, Montana, to Walter Kreiman and Velma Patterson. The family moved to Idaho in 1935 and settled in the Ten Davis/Parma area, where he attended Parma schools and graduated from Parma High School. He also attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.
Howard married Marilyn Kay Lewis of Notus on August 21, 1952. On October 13th that same year, he joined the US Army, serving 2 years of active military service. He was stationed overseas in Korea. After his release from active duty August 12, 1954, he served 8 years in the Army Reserves. After his service, Howard and Marilyn settled in Nampa. They had 3 daughters and in 1964, moved to Notus. Howard worked as a salesman or bookkeeper with different Nampa businesses, mostly in the area of agricultural pumps and irrigation equipment. At the same time, he worked a small acreage farm.
Howard enjoyed working with various types of wood. He also collected trains and loved anything to do with the railroad. Part of his wood crafting was creating a miniature town for his trains, as well as book/video shelves, benches and bird feeders. In later years, Howard enjoyed feeding and watching his birds and his newspaper scrapbooking.
Howard is survived by his wife, Marilyn; their 3 daughters, Kristi Townsend (Pat) of Fruitland, Cindy Hobeck (Kit) of Meridian, and Debbie Perryman of Middleton; his sister, Leola Dothage of Columbia, MO; 5 grandchildren, Jake Perryman, Ben Billings, Karisa Land, Kyle Hobeck, and Ian Hobeck; 9 great-grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Joe Dothage, and sister-in-law Betty Lewis.