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ROCK FALLS – Fred Howe Jr, 94 of Rock Falls died peacefully on Monday June 11, 2017.
He was born on April 29, 1923 in Xenia, IL the son of Fred and Nancy (Brown) Howe and was a veteran of WW II, having served in the US Navy. He married Patsy Lou Burkett on January 10, 1949 in St Louis, MO. Pat passed away on July 14, 2004. Fred had worked for 30 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling as a welder before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. Earlier in life, he coached Little League baseball in Rock Falls and was a member of the Rock Falls VFW.
Survivors include his daughter, Connie Sue Howe of Golden Valley, MN; his sons: Michael Joseph Howe and Bruce Patrick Howe both of Bloomington, IL; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patsy; two sons: Doug and Jeff; two brothers, Clint and Carl; and his sister Mabel Jane.
Visitation will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow with the Reverend Michael Dunham, officiating. Burial with military honors will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.