Sleva, Howard E. "Howie" Passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013, age 81. Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Gutekunst) for 62 wonderful years. Loving father of Linda (Robert) Reuss, Sandra (Robert) Pieper, Sue Grady and John Howard Sleva. Proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary (Jim) Kasten. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Henry and Evelyn Sleva, half-brother Bob Sleva and grandmother Adela Straub. Visitation at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16 from 4-6:45 PM. Funeral Service at 7 PM. Private burial at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Howard retired from the Milwaukee Fire Department with 30 years of dedicated service as a fire fighter and EMT.