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William Howell

March 27, 1934 — January 16, 2022

William Vern Howell, 87, of Alexandria passed away on Jan. 16, 2022, at his residence after an extended illness.

Bill was born in Elwood, IN on Mar. 27, 1934, and was the son of William J Howells (step-mother Helen) and Selma Tulowitzky (step-father Gus). On Feb. 3, 1965, He married his wife of 54 years Ollean “Ollie” (Sutton) Howell. She preceded him in death in 2019.

Bill was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy with 20 years of service. He also a retired truck driver for Teamsters #135. He was an avid bowler, gardener, and reader. But first and foremost was his family who always came first.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Calvin (Becky) Howell, Angela Overman, Amy (David) Hedgecraft, Wanda Collins, Jimme ( Toshi) Collins; his seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Eleanor (Jim) Wisehart, Carmen Sipes, Beverly (Herman) Summers, Richard Howells John Howells, Mary (Neil) Retherford and Ivan Howells,

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ollie, siblings, Robert Tulowitzky, Robert Howell, Jerry Howell, and children, Charlene Benoit, and Patsy Romero.

A private family graveside service will be held later.

Bud & Susan Whetsel are honored and blessed to care for Bill and to serve the Howell family once again.

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