AMerican Veteran 11

William Harold Howe

September 9, 1929 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 91)


William Harold Howe, age 91, of Macedonia, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in Marion.

Mr. Howe’s wishes were to be cremated with no public services.

Cremation arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mr. Howe was born on September 9, 1929 in Watseka, IL; the son of Wayne Harold Howe and Bernice (Conner) Howe.  He married the former Louella Hamlin on April 19, 1974, and together they shared 46 years of marriage.

 He proudly served his country first in the U.S. Coast Guard, later he transferred to the United States Army Air Corps, and later the U.S. Air Force.

 He was the self-employed owner and operator of Howe Body Shop, where he enjoyed working and tinkering on cars.

 After suffering a stroke that forced his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed their daily trips to McDonald’s to visit with friends.

 Surviving is his loving wife Louella Howe of Macedonia; his biological children: Michael Howe of Benton and his children Gene, Veronica, Natalie, Jessica, and Jennifer; William Howe of Herrin and his children Holly, Garrett, and Craig; Claudia Moore of West Frankfort and her children Amy, Stacy, Michael and Joshua, Tracy Howe of Akin and her children William C. Burcham and Wayne H. Howe; Louella’s two sons: David Franklin of Benton, Paul Franklin of Pureyear, TN; several nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert Howe.

 Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Howe, may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.

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