Col. Howard B. West

Excelsior, Minnesota

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Mary and family. What a wonderful memory of your Dad. I only knew your Dad from a distance but our interaction is my memory of a great Father. He treated me like a family member, someone that I am proud to have known even or a fleating moment. My own father has been gone for 27 years and I think of him often. I hope that you think of your Father often and fondly.
Love you! Becky Holm

Susan and family:
The loss of a parent is like non other. Lannie and I have both experienced this and know. We will be thinking of you through this sad time.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved grandfather. Susan Bannon {EV}

Cathleen and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. We are sure that he will be missed by everyone he touched. His memories will live on through his children and grandchildren. We have made a donation to the American Cancer Society in his memory!

Mary, Jeff, Angie, Cheryl, Jessie and Stacy

I did not have the fortune to meet Col. West in person, but I've been good friends with his son Tom West for many years now. Tom has always been a true gem of a person and my thanks go to Col. West for being part of what made Tom the great person that he is. Through many stories and over many years my partner and I felt like we got to know Col. West. We will miss him as we remember with Tom and Carl (Foote) his wonderful life.

Dear Sue, Tom and siblings, I was sad today when my sister's Karin Helin Mascia and Connie Helin told me of Howard's passing. I so remember the wonderful times we cousins had at Lake Minnetonka. I think of those times often and take comfort in those memories. My dad, Emmett Helin passed in 1996. Mom, Patty, died in 1993. We miss them terribly. God bless you all. Would love to hear from you.
Kathleen Helin Allen
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Howard was a regular fixture at Trinity Church at 8:00 on. Sunday morning. He will be missed.


Howard's Obituary

Howard West passed away in Excelsior, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Howard are being provided by Huber Funeral Home. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on February 2, 2013.