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Wallace R. "Wally" Howard of Des Plaines Wallace R. "Wally" Howard, 73, was born July 13, 1939, in Russellville, Ala., to the late Will and Rebecca (nee King) Howard, and passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Wally began working at the Standard Gas Station (which is now BP Amoco) at Lee and Algonquin Roads in 1959 and later became the owner of the station and ran it until his retirement in 2006. Wally was the beloved husband of Emily (nee Duncan); loving father of Timothy R. (Jane) Howard and Gina L. Ellinger; cherished grandfather of Samuel R. (Otilia) Howard, Lacey Ellinger, Dane Ellinger and Rayana Cantu; great-grandfather of Devin Ellinger; and dear brother of Cratus Holland, Evelyn Sparks and the late Roosevelt Howard. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 23, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street (Northwest Highway/Route 14 at Rand Road), Des Plaines. There will be an additional visitation on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville, Ala. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Garden, Russellville. Contributions to Des Plaines Church of Christ, 1794 Illinois St., Des Plaines, IL 60018 appreciated. For funeral information, call 847-824-5155 or visit www.oehlerfuneralhome.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 20, 2012
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