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Walter Howard, Jr.

September 15, 1948 — June 14, 2021

Walter Howard, Jr.

Walter L. Howard, Jr., 72, of Keithsburg, Illinois died Monday, June 14, 2021 at home.

Memorial services are 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19th at First Christian Church, Keithsburg.  Walt and his wife Donna will be interred at Greenmound Cemetery, with graveside military rites by Aledo American Legion Fallerans Post 121.  Following the graveside service, the family invites all back to the church for a time of food and shared memories.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for the church.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family.

Walter Lee was born September 15, 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Walter Lee Sr. and Leora Titus Howard.  From 1968-1970, Walt served in the United States Army.  On February 9, 1973, he married Donna Fae Yates in Aledo.  They were married until her death on May 5, 2015.  Walt had worked as a tuckpointer and on a farm, then worked 15 years at Farmland.  He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daugthers:  Wendy Howard, Holly (Doug) Griffin, Dana Brobston and Denise McCampbell; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; siblings:  Richard Truitt, Bill Truitt, Steve Howard, Zelpha Allen, George Howard, Phillipine Richardson, Tony Howard, Ezra Howard, Linda Watts, Clarence Howard and Audrey Nylin as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister Marilyn James.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Keithsburg Christian Church


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