Information for Howard E. Nafziger
July 19, 1912 – May 1974
From the Nampa Press-Tribune, dated May 1974
Contributed by Helen Strine
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Funeral services for Howard
Nafziger, 61, 500 22nd Ave. So., well-known Nampa
clothier, who died Friday in a Salt Lake City hospital
following a very short illness, will be conducted on Tuesday
at 2 p.m. at the College Church of the Nazarene, with Rev.
Clarence Kinzler, pastor of the church, officiating, and
assisted by Dr. J.H. Mayfield, assistant to the president for
community relations of Northwest Nazarene College. Interment
will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with services and
interment under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Nafziger was born July 19, 1912, at Fisher, Ill.
and resided at White Sulphur Springs, Montana prior to coming
to Idaho in 1927. He was a graduate of Nampa High School, and
then worked for Sol Spear in the clothing business, for many
Prior to opening a clothing business with Chuck Banks
known as Nafziger-Banks Mens Store he was operating 2 clothing
stores, one in Nampa, and one in Caldwell, known as Nafziger
Mens Stores. Mr. Nafziger has long been active in both church
and community affairs.
He was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene, a
member and former director of the Nampa Lions Club; a member
of the Boise Committee on Foreign Affairs, chairman of the
Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, member and past director
of the Knife and Fork Club. He had been a booster of local
athletics, and was a former co-owner of Radio station K.A.I.N.
Mr. Nafziger was married to Doris Grim March 29, 1936 at
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Nafziger of Nampa,
by one son, Dr. Dean Nafziger, of Portland, Oregon; by one
daughter, Mrs. Mac (La Donna) Webb of Nampa, his father,
Christian Nafziger, Albany, Oregon, his stepmother, Mrs. Della
Nafziger, of Albany, 2 brothers, Wilbert of Lebanon, Oregon,
and Mervin, St. Paul, Minn; one sister, Miss Florence Nafziger,
serving as a missionary in Indore, India, and by 3
grandchildren, Jay, Jeff, and Jac Webb, all of Nampa.
He was preceded in death by his mother, 1 brother and 1