Age 94 of Forest Lake.
Loving Husband, Dad, Grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on October 27, 2017. Preceded in death by first wife, Sophie Malosky; sister, Ione Mickelsen. Survived by wife, Shirley; children; Ann Sargeant, Steven (Stephanie) Sargeant, Jill (Steven) Graham, Mary (Anthony) Buck, Robin Neeser; grandchildren, Eric (Katie), Jeffrey, Daniel, Katelyn, Sarah, & Thomas Sargeant; Benjamin (Erica), Sophia (Devin Erdahl), Olivia, Maxwell, & Gabrielle Graham; Savannah & Kevin Buck; Alexander, Nicholas, & Matthew Neeser; great granddaughter, Penelope Rose Neeser; special niece, Barbara Mickelsen; Shirley's children, Diane (Taggart), Norine (Brian) Beckman, John (Amy) Schletty, Cathy (Jerry) Kormanik; Shirley's grandchildren & great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.
Howard was a proud WWII Veteran serving in the U.S Army. He founded Lakes Gas Company in 1959 and remained active up until last month. Howard also enjoyed working on his cattle ranch in Sandstone.
Visitation 4-8 PM Monday, October 30th at Roberts Family Life Celebration Home, 555 SW Centennial Drive, Forest Lake. A Celebration of Howard's Life 1 PM Tuesday, October 31st with visitation beginning at 12 noon at Faith Lutheran Church 886 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake. Interment, Oak Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the Forest Lake American Legion & VFW honor guards. Memorials preferred to Faith Lutheran Church to combat child hunger.
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