ForeverMissed

     Donald William “Bill” Howard, 83, of Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria.

     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Robert DeBolt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Trivoli Township Cemetery in Trivoli.

     Bill was born on April 1, 1936 in Galesburg, a son of Carlos and Thelma (Scragg) Howard. He married Marilyn Plumer on March 1, 1959 in Trivoli. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2017 in Peoria Heights.

     He is survived by his daughters, LeAnn (Steve) Longo of Ontario, CA and Donna (Shawn) Curley of Roanoke; brother, Robert (Mary) Howard of Elmwood; grandchildren, Justin, Scott and Elizabeth Curley and Nicholas and Danielle Longo; and several nieces and nephews.

     Bill proudly served in the United States Army from 1959 until 1961, during the Korean Conflict. His service to our country earned him a seat on the April 30, 2019 Greater Peoria Honor Flight trip to Washington to see the monuments that he and other veterans fought for. Bill described this experience as “tremendous” and because of this amazing trip; his family requests that memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight.

     After his military service, Bill was a food broker for the Caulkins Company until his retirement in 2001. He attended Washburn Christian Church. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Posted by Chris Cowan on July 6, 2019
Donna and LeAnn. Was so sorry to hear about your dads passing. They were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family’s. Chris

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Posted by Chris Cowan on July 6, 2019
Donna and LeAnn. Was so sorry to hear about your dads passing. They were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family’s. Chris
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Shared by Nancy Waxler on October 8, 2019
Greg and I are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was such a good, kind guy and neighbor for all these years.  Quiet, but you knew he was just a great person. We loved talking to both your parents every time we ran into each other. Living next door to both you girls, was fun and memorable: lots of great memories! Later when I moved down the street, it was always enjoyable running into them outdoors. Our hearts are sad and we will miss your dad. Hugs and love to both of you, LeAnn and Donna. 
Greg and Nancy Waxler