KEITH W. HOWARDKeith William Howard, 58, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
KEITH W. HOWARD
Keith William Howard, 58, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in LaJolla, Calif., after a long courageous battle with his illness.
Keith was born in Duluth Aug. 9, 1955, to Donald Howard and Billie Ann (Sell) Howard, the youngest of three children. He graduated from Denfeld High School in 1973. Shortly after graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Hjulstad. Keith was owner and operator of Howard Waste Paper until his retirement in 2008.
Keith had a love of life which he exhibited in his music, gourmet cooking, gardening, flying and his family. He lived his dream of moving to Southern California to get away from the cold Minnesota winters. His vision of having a garden with citrus and palm trees came true.
Keith is survived by his wife, Sharon; mother Billie Howard; sons Christopher (Nichole) and Jason (Jennifer); grandchildren Natalie, Lucas and Kayla; brother Scott (Jan) Howard; sister Lynne (Jim) Howard Mannen; brother-in-law Richard Parendo (Margaret Zak); and nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Keith was taken from us prematurely, and he will be terribly missed by his loving family and friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Duluth.