Blanche Howard
Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home - Utica
8459 Hall Road
Utica, MI
Blanche Marie Howard, of Royal Oak, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 15, 2021 at the age of 102. Blanche was the loving grandmother of Mark (Kelly), Christopher (Debbie) , Stephen (Stephanie), and Michael; the adored grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren; and the dear aunt to several nieces and nephews. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband Fred, who passed away in 1997, her step-daughter Susan, and numerous beloved pets. Blanche was an avid member of the Orson Starr House Museum, the Red Hat Society, the Royal Oak Historical Society, Soroptimist, and the Purple Turtles Golf Group. She also enjoyed wintering in Lakeland, Florida in her earlier years. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blocks East of Van Dyke), Utica, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask at all times at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Rett Syndrome Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246, or at Please share a memory at
Published by Daily Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.
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Memorial Gathering
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home
8459 Hall Road, Utica, MI
Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home
8459 Hall Road, Utica, MI
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Forever love dear Lady. Rest easy. XO
Deb Howard
July 23, 2021
Rosalyn Lowe
July 19, 2021
Newton C Kindlund Family
July 18, 2021
Aunt Blanche was an incredible woman and role model. I spent a few weeks of the summer with her as a child. One day she took me to her office at the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak. I loved the newsroom, so much so that it inspired me to go into journalism. I have not seen Blanche in many years, but I treasure the time I was fortunate enough to spend with her. She was inspirational in so many ways.
Carolyn Ladendorf Davis
July 17, 2021
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