KISMET – Herman W. Howard, 85, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Kansas Medical Center in Andover.
He was born July 10, 1924, to Jesse and Ethel M. Hewitt Howard in Marvin, Okla.
He married Anna Jean Hampton July 12, 1946, in Shawnee, Okla.
He then married Celia F. Winkler St.Clair Jan. 14, 1978. She survives.
He graduated high school at Macomb in 1943.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as quartermaster aboard the USS Boreas. After his discharge, he worked for several different pipeline companies, building pipelines from Texas to California. He worked for Northern Natural Pipeline Co. as shift operator, foreman and welder more than 30 years retiring in 1984. He worked for many local farmers on his time off.
He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberal.
Other survivors include five sons, Gerald Howard and wife, Pat, Ponca City, Okla., Larry Howard and wife, Ruthie, Augusta, Bruce Howard and wife, Teresa, Garden City, Michael Howard and wife, Sabrina, Derby, and Brian Howard and wife, Norene, Cobot, Ark.; two daughters, Linda Kirkwood and husband, Darrell, Ponca City, and Deanna Lytle and husband, Joel, Arlington, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, two brothers and one sister.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Andrew Wehling presiding.
Burial with military honors will be at the Kismet Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday Miller Mortuary.