George E. Howard, 87, of Virginia, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Essentia Health Virginia Convalescent Center.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1933, in Eureka, Calif., to Jesse and Katheryn (Ferria) Howard and grew up there.
George was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member and past commander of Amvets, La Société des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, Pratt-Volden-Mickelson-Anderson American Legion Post 239, Crellin-Tini VFW Post 1113 and Sons of the American Legion, all of Virginia.
Survivors include three daughters, Morgan “Beth” Taylor (fiancé Jerry Conkle) of Logan, Ohio, Mary “Cathy” (Tod) Austin of Lancaster, Ohio, and Margaret Louise Howard (Gary) Barber of Roswell, N.M.; son, James “Jim” Bruner of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren: Lisa (Jerry) Taylor Crowell, Christopher (Katalin) Howard, Breann Barber and Nicholas Bermoy; 11 great-grandchildren; and Jane and Leonard Slade of Minneapolis.
George was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Roger Taylor Jr. and Brian Taylor; and son-in-law, Roger Taylor; great-aunt, Sally Howard; and special friend, Dorothy Engebretsen.
A Celebration of Life service will be held March 13, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. at the VFW Post #1516 in Lancaster, Ohio with full military rites.
Burial will be in Oakthorpe Cemetery in Rushville, Ohio, in April 2021.
Arrangements are with the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, LANCASTER, OHIO.
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