- Age: 72
- Interview Date: 11/10/1986
- Interviewer: Valerie Quinney, Northern Illinois University
- Interview Length: 90 minutes Sit Down Interview
- County: DeKalb
- Howard Lanan was born on his family farm in DeKalb County in 1914. Since an early age, Howard has farmed and after getting his Bachelor's from the University of Iowa, Howard took over his grandfather's farm and produced grain and livestock.