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Howard was born on April 29, 1918 and passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Howard was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing.

Howard graduated from Peoria High School in 1936 and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana.

He served our country in the U.S Army during World War II from 1941 until 1945 in the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions in the African and Italian theaters and received the Purple Heart.

The visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, 2416 N. North St. Peoria, IL 61604. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17 at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel, 7519 N. Allen Rd., Peoria, IL, 61614 with a half hour visitation prior. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Federated Church or the Boy Scouts of America.