Howard G. Hougard (1919 - 2010)

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Howard G. Hougard, 91, a Green Bay, Wis., resident, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. He was born Sept. 5, 1919, the oldest son of the four children born to George M. and Cora (Hansen) Hougard. He graduated from Green Bay West High School with the class of 1937 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1944.

On Nov. 23, 1939, he married Carol H. Michaux. Carol preceded Howard in death on March 18, 2002. Howard had been employed as a machinist by local Green Bay paper companies. He then became president of George M. Hougard and Sons General Contractors, where his most notable project was the construction of Lambeau Field in 1957. Lambeau Field continues to be used by the Green Bay Packers and is considered one of the most revered football stadiums in the country.

He was a member and past president of the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. He was a charter member of the Green Bay Rotary Club serving as club president and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Howard was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, YMCA, Neville Public Museum Geology Club and a charter member of the Golden Arrow Archery Club. He volunteered as a reading buddy at Lincoln Grade School and was involved with many other civic organizations.

Howard enjoyed photography, hunting, fishing and walking in the woods to observe nature and the animals with his friends and family. He was an avid vegetable gardener for many years with his wife, Carol. He also enjoyed traveling with his family to international and local sites, especially to collect from rock and mineral mines in the Midwest and out west.

Survivors include seven children and their spouses: Ann Hougard, Green Bay; Eric Hougard and Lynn Paul, Bozeman; Jean Hougard, Illinois; Mary Watts, Green Bay; Peter and Linda Hougard, Oregon; Keith and Catherine Hougard, Illinois; and Nancy Hougard, Green Bay.

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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 31, 2010
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