Michael Howard, 56, of Creston died July 10, 2013, at his home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a 6:30 p.m. Christian Wake service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.
Michael Patrick Howard, son of Darlene Elizabeth (McDonald) and James Elwin Howard, was born Oct. 12, 1956, in Leon.
Mike was educated at St. Malachy School in Creston. He graduated from Creston High School in 1974.
After graduation, Mike worked for the railroad and also Kawa Construction.
Mike was a member of Eagles Club No. 1398 in Creston.
Mike is survived by his brothers, Dennis (wife Sue) Howard of Gardner, Kan., and Marty (wife Marie) Howard of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Sandy (husband Randy Brownrigg) Anderson of Ankeny and Jackie Anderson of Creston; aunts, Mary Syd McDonald of Creston and Shirley Draper of LaPalma, Calif.; one niece and three nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brother in infancy Rodney Michael Howard.