Born Oct. 21, 1936, he was a son of the late Robert and Jeannette (Eviston) Howard. He married Sally Howard on Feb. 10, 1957, and she survives.
Mr. Howard was a 1954 graduate of Lagro High School and a member of the Indiana National Guard. He worked for the Indiana Department of National Resources as a ranger at Salamonie Reservoir, in soil conservation, and for Farm Bureau. He was a basketball referee.
Mr. Howard was a member of the United Methodist Church in Plainfield. He was an avid golfer and a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University. He enjoyed attending soccer games and swim meets.
Additional survivors include children Lisa (Steve) Lengel of Urbana, Dennis (Julie) Howard of Lebanon, Stacy (Frank) Davis of Plainfield and Tracy (Chris) Cutshaw of Plainfield; a sister, Shirley (Bob) Ellis of Venice, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Interment will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.
Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society and Riley Hospital for Children.
Online condolences may be made at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
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