Darrel Dean Howard

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PIQUA - Darrel Dean Howard, age 70, of Piqua, died at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1943, in Bradford, to the late Darrel Francis and Mary Martha (Geyer) Howard. On April 23, 1963, in Winchester, Ind., he married Marilyn Smith. She survives.

Darrel is also survived by three children, Dean D. and Danielle Howard, of Sidney, Rhonda R. and Walter A. Monsauret, of Sidney, and William J. Howard, of Amelia; two sisters, Anna Cole, of Sidney, and Janice Adale, of Troy; five grandchildren, Jennifer Gutman, Jonathan Howard, Jacob Howard and Katelyn Howard, all of Sidney, and Heather Monsauret, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren, Lily Zwiebel, Mirabella Gutman and Aiden Monsauret.

Darrel graduated from Bradford High School in 1961. He was a member of Church of the Brethren, Bradford. Darrel was also a member of American Legion Post 184, Piqua, AMVETS Post 66, Covington and Piqua Moose Lodge No. 3998. He worked at Aerovent Fan in Piqua for 29 ½ years. Darrel then worked for Hartzell Fan in Piqua for 15 years before retiring in 2008.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Pastor Andy Monnin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at
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Melcher Sowers Funeral Home
646 W. High St.
Piqua, OH 45356
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 17, 2013