DONALD HOWARD, 86, of New Haven, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Parkview Hospital. Born July 20, 1925, he was a World War II Navy veteran. He retired from General Motors, Marion after 25 years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. Surviving are one sister, Betty Guenin; wife, Betty A. Lomont-Howard; two daughters, Jill Penrose of Fort Wayne and Joan Jung of Texas; one son, Joseph of New Haven; one grandchild, Rebecca; five stepchildren; and 13 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Priscilla; daughter, Janet; four brothers; and three sisters. Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 15535 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Haven, with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Father Steve Colchin officiating. Arrangements by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.

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