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Dick Howard


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 4:34 pm
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Dick N. Howard, 85, of Hampton, died Feb. 24, 2013, with family by his side at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline, with services following at 1 p.m. Chaplain John Yarian will officiate. Burial will be at Hampton Township Cemetery.
Dick was born Dec. 16, 1927, at home in Rock Island, the son of Harry and Nida Howard. He married Shirley Wood, Feb. 2, 1957, in Palmyra, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1988.
Dick joined the Navy in 1944 and served aboard the USS Portogego, USS Bountiful and USS Refuge in the Asian-Pacific Theater earning the Asian-Pacific Victory Ribbon.
Dick loved motorcycles and traveling the country with Shirley right beside him. Dick also liked to roller skate and felt he skated so much, he had done enough to have skated around the world. Dick was a welder and worked at Moline Consumers, formerly Bridge and Iron, from 1948, and retired in 1999.
He is survived by one son, Sam and Vicki Howard, Macomb; and two daughters, Vicki Lynn and Robert Coffey, Newmarket, N.H., and Marla and Cmdr. Dan McGuinness, Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Marci Flores and Jeffery Flores, both of Newmarket, Mitchel Guinn and Amanda Guinn, both of Maryland, Maggie Guinn and Danny McGuinness, both of Virginia Beach; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; a brother, Donald; two sisters, Harriet and Evelyn; and one great-grandson, Dayden Alexander.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.sullivanellisltd.com.














 



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