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Robert Howell

1944 - 2020

Robert Byron Howell age 76 of Moltke Township passed away July 1, 2020 at home.

He was born February 26, 1944 in Hagensville to Byron and Mildred (Shea) Howell.

Bob graduated from Rogers City High School in 1962, then he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and loyally served his country for four years. On August 28, 1971 he married Rosemary Rieger at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke. He enjoyed reading, gardening, working in the woods, hunting, fishing, coaching and watching sports.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; two children, Christina (Frank) Hartman of Cheboygan and Ryan(Kerry) Howell of Onaway; five grandchildren, Hunter Hartman, Hannah Hartman, Madison Howell, Ellory Howell and Jacob Niemi; three siblings, Carol (Roger) Misiak of Alpena, Doris Miah of Auburn Hills and David (Sandy) Howell of Beaver Island; a daughter-in-law, Trisha Niemi of Kingston.

Bob was preceded in death by a son, Scott Niemi; and a sister, Betty Budnick.

Friends may visit at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke on Monday, July 6 th from 10 a.m. until time of his funeral at 11 a.m. with Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating.

Military honors will be accorded by the Onaway VFW Post 5857 followed by interment at Immanuel Lutheran
Cemetery immediately following the church service.

Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church in memory of Robert Howell.

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