Kenneth L. Howard, 85
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Kenneth Lee Howard, 85, of Lafayette, passed away at home at 11:25 a.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Born March 5, 1929 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Andrew Taylor and Lillian Mae (Hurst) Howard. He was a 1949 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School. Kenneth served in the Army Air Corps from March 1946 to January 1949.
His marriage was to Elizabeth Anne Molohon on September 2, 1955 at Congress Street Methodist Church in Lafayette, and she survives.
Kenneth was a heavy equipment operator for Faubers Construction for 40 years, retiring in April of 1991. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local # 103. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling, working in his yard, woodworking, and making dollhouses. He especially enjoyed spending time with family.
Surviving with his wife are their three children, David Lee Howard (wife, Krista) of West Lafayette, Edward Lynn Howard (friend, Carmen Wolfe) and Brenda Anne Harmon (husband, Brad) both of Lafayette, his sister, Mildred "Rusty" Cassini and two brothers, John and Francis Howard all of Lafayette. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Andrew Lee Howard (wife, Megan), Callie Christine McCoy (husband, Jared), Timothy Howard Harmon, and Emily Elizabeth Howard Harmon; and one great grandchild, Camden Lee Howard. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Roscoe Howard, Mary Howard, Roger Howard, Clara Cox, Eugene Howard, Grace Delaney, and Aletha Pauley.
Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Rite of Christian burial on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Father Tim Alkire officiating. Entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF). Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
Published in the Journal & Courier on July 1, 2014