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Ronald W. Howe

April 19, 1938 — January 14, 2022

Ronald W. Howe, 83, of Danforth passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 19, 1938 in Kankakee, the son of Loren and Mildred (Meier) Howe and they preceded him in death. Ronald married Irma Peters on February 6, 1960 in Danforth.

Surviving are his wife, Irma Howe of Danforth; one son, Brad (Sandra) Howe of Danforth; and three grandchildren, Kylie of Bradley, Beau of Danforth and Peyton of Danforth.

Ronald was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Danforth where he was a former church council member. He attended the Marycrest Business School and Whitewater College where he studied accounting. Most of his life he spent as a farmer and accountant starting his own farm in 1976 and having never really retired. Ronald was a former Danforth Township Clerk. He worked for twenty-three years for Armour Pharmaceutical in Bradley. He truly enjoyed working with his family at Meier Oil and Meier Brothers Tire as an accountant. He enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, watching his grandkids show sheep and playing sports. He was most proud of his time spent with his family.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Danforth with Rev. Dennis Meyer officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman and also one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Irma Howe for the benefit of the Iroquois County Fair Sheep Barn.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home

234 N Central St, Gilman, IL 60938

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