Howard Persson

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Howard Alan Persson

1934 - 2012

Howard Alan Persson, 78, of Belvidere, Ill., passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

Howard was born on May 31, 1934, to the late Orson and Elizabeth Persson. He attended local schools and graduated from Belvidere High School. On Sept. 24, 1954, he was married to Shirley Yerk.

Howard retired from Commonwealth Edison. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Belvidere, Ill., and the Moose Club in Harvard, Ill.

Howard is survived by his wife, Shirley (Yerk) Persson; children, Ray Persson, Carla (Steve) Smith, Dave (Cindy) Persson and Paul (Klaudia) Persson; grandchildren, Krista, Melanie, Erica, Shane, Troy, Allison, David, Jonathon, Mykel and Bradley; great-grandchildren, Braden, Miles, Jack, Luke and Colton; siblings, Carl Persson, and Helen Huftalin.

Services are to be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at

11 a.m. at Belvidere Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the Belvidere Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at 12 p.m. at Garden Prairie Cemetery. Interment will follow.
Published online at on Dec. 28, 2012
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