Robert Howard Obituary

Robert  Howard
Robert Howard
Robert Howard

June 10, 1925 - August 10, 2005
Born in Omaha, NE
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Bob Howard, 80, died peacefully at Trinity Center at Luther Park on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, August 13 at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines.

Bob was born June 10, 1925 in Omaha, NE to William and Bernice Howard. After graduating from high school, he entered the Navy Air Corps during World War II. In 1946, Bob married Rose Marie Scott. They were blessed with five children and twelve grandchildren.

Following his military service, Bob worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in several cities and capacities before settling in Des Moines. He ended his career as a Forecast Engineer after 37 years of service at Northwestern Bell. Bob enjoyed many sports including baseball, swimming, bowling, hunting, fishing and golf.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Howard; mother, Bernice (Taylor) Howard; sisters, Esther Hanchett, Lois Traynham and Bertha Iseminger; and brother, Delbert Howard.

Bob is survived by his wife, Rose (Scott) Howard; his sons and daughters in-law, Steve and Elaine Howard of Urbandale, Scott and Debra Howard of Russellville, AR and Tim and Nancy Howard of Urbandale; his daughter, Kathy Blume of West Des Moines; his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jerry Mathews of Des Moines; his twelve grandchildren, Paul, Ann, Beth, Kellie, Jodie, Joe, Jami, Alison, Robert, Daniel, Bryanne and Gretchyn; three brothers, Paul, Willard and Tom Howard.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association, Iowa office.

ARRANGEMENTS BY WESTOVER FUNERAL HOME.

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Saturday, August 13, 2005
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American Heart Association
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Des Moines, IA 50314