Duck Decoys

Howard Homer



Howard Daniel Homer produced an unknown number of quality cork decoys with spectacular paint details. He was born in Milwaukee where he worked as a cabinet maker for A. Lentz Company in Wauwatosa. He was described as a skilled woodworker. That skill showed in the decoys he produced during his lifetime. During his early life in southern Wisconsin he also worked as an animal keeper at the Milwaukee Zoo. Howard married Margie Hartman in 1943 at Diamond Lake near Grand View township not far from Cable. Together they owned and operated the Diamond Lake Lodge. Howard was an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter. He was fond of hunting with his grandson Casey. He also was an important conservationist, spending much effort in establishing the Porcupine Lake Wilderness area. We are looking for additional information and decoy photos of this talented carver. Howard passed away in 2002 at the age of 85.