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Obituary for Robert W. Howard
ROBERT W. HOWARD, 63, of 502 5th Avenue South, Albany, IL, died Friday, November 2, 2007 at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City, IA. Bob was born January 8, 1944 in Clinton, IA, to Harry H. and Harriet C. (Shannon) Howard. He was educated in the Albany Grade School and was a 1962 graduate of Fulton High School. He earned an Associate Degree from Clinton Community College, Clinton, IA. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Noreen E. Baker on November 12, 1966 in Fulton, IL. Following his military service, he was employed by Nitrin of Cordova, IL and later by Ralston Purina in Clinton, IA. Most recently, he owned and operated Bob"s Pit Stop in Albany for 18 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Albany United Methodist Church, Albany American Legion-Hanson/Kennedy Post #1079, Albany Lions Club, Albany Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of Albany Indian Mounds. He served as President of the Albany Sanitary District and was former Village of Albany Trustee and Mayor. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He also was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Survivors include his wife, Noreen; two daughters, Lisa (Mrs. Craig) Abbott of Camanche, IA and Marci (Mrs. Charles) Potter of Clinton, IA; four grandchildren, Tiana, Drey, and Conner Abbott and Tyler Potter; one sister, Christine (Mrs. Al) Ottens of Chadwick, IL; one brother, Steve Howard of Albany, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 AM Wednesday " November 7, 2007 at Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeCO-OFFICIATING: Rev. David W. Davies Jr. " Pastor: Albany United Methodist Church and Rev. George Woosnam " Pastor: Bethel United Methodist Church " Shannon, IL VISITATION 2:00 " 4:00 PM and 6:00 " 8:00 PM Tuesday " November 6, 2007 at the Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL with Graveside Military Honors by the Albany American Legion " Hanson/Kennedy Post # 1079