Orvel Ezra Howard, 88, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Orvel was born on August 13, 1932, in Marinette, Wisconsin. Orvel was raised by the late Ferdinand and Eva (Dallas) and Clara (Mueller) Howard. After graduating from Sevastopol High School in Door County, Orv worked at the Sturgeon Bay Shipyard. He served in the U.S. Army as Chaplin’s assistant from 1953-1955 in Germany during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Violet Schuelke, on February 16, 1957. He worked at Green Bay Packaging for 38 years and at St. Mary’s Hospital for 16 years. He started a support group for RSDS in several towns. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church for many years; he served on the publicity committee for 20 years. Orvel loved going to church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and up-north at his cabin in Marinette County. He loved playing cards and telling jokes; we will miss them.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Violet; his three children, Cheryl (Brian) Haskell, Daniel Howard, and Ronald Howard; 8 grandchildren, Trisha (Hung) Nguyen, Jennifer Graham, Jesse Howard, Roy (Esmeralda) McDonough, Blake (Kristen) Howard, Kristy Howard, Stacy (Brad) Swenty, and Sara (Erik) Johnson; 14 great grandchildren, Grace, Autumn, Neville, Kayla, Casey, Olivia, Collin, Caliana, Charlotte, Madelyn, Archer, Lorelei, Wyatt, Nora, Ava, Katlyn, and Gavan; 4 brothers, Richard Howard, Harley (Betty) Howard, Herbert (Debbie) Howard, Wayne (Kathy) Howard): and 6 sisters Delores (Gordon) Blohowiak, Audrey (Clarence) Clausing, Joyce (Jerry) Wojnarowicz, Darlene (Bob) Wiedenhoeft, Melinda Towne, and Sylvia (John) Bobbitt .
He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers, Gordon Howard, Ralph (Lucille) Howard, Donald (Ethel) Howard, Joe Howard, and Patrick Howard; and 3 sisters, Anna Mae (Leland) Resler, Janet (Elmer) Anderson, and Irma (Larry) Braunsdorf.
Visitation for Orvel will be Wednesday July 14, 2021, at Redeemer Lutheran Church (210 S Oneida Green Bay) from 9am until 11am, with a funeral Service at 11am, Pastor Paul Pett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Orvel’s name, his family would like to thank Dr. Hedde, the staff at Emerald Bay, and Heartland Hospice for taking good care of our sweet Orvel.
Expressions of sympathy, photos and memories may be shared on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com
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