Age 87, formerly of Fridley, passed away peacefully April 2, 2018.
Howard was born a farm in St. Joseph, MN during the Great Depression. He joined the Navy during the Korean Conflict and proudly graduated from St. John’s University in 1959. He then moved to the Twin Cities to begin a 45-year career in accounting and finance, at first living as a bachelor (eating his supper out of the pot he cooked it in) until he joined the Catholic Alumni Club (otherwise known as catch-a-Catholic) and met Alice. They married in 1965 and moved into their first and only home in Fridley in 1966. Rebecca was born one month later.
Howard enjoyed home improvement (Menards!), tending to the yard, basset hounds, reading military history, participating at church, creating a beautiful home with Alice, and contributing to the Melody Manor neighborhood.
In retirement, Howard was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus (BVM Council 4381) and became a Knight of the Fourth Degree (Assembly 2604).
Toward the end of his 50-year marriage to Alice, Howard cared for her while she succumbed to Alzheimer’s and through his immense sacrifice and devotion demonstrated the power of faith and commitment until her death in 2015. In his last years, he moved to independent living and made new friends at Eagle Crest.
Throughout his life, people were amused by his unexpected dry humor.
The family is greatly appreciative of the loving care he received in his final days from Our Lady of Peace hospice.
Howard will be missed by Rebecca and her husband Michael, his brother John, extended family, friends, and neighbors.
Memorial mass 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 5, at The Church of St. William, 6120 5th St,. Fridley. Visitation one hour prior at church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Lady of Peace are preferred (ourladyofpeacemn.org).
Twin Cities Cremation 651-645-1233