Virginia Howard (nee Klein), age 97, passed away with her family at her bedside on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Harbor Haven Health and Rehabilitation in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
She was born in Chicago on May 10, 1920 to Henry and Frances (Thill) Klein. She married William (Bud) Howard on November 23, 1939. They lived in Chicago, Genoa City, Wisconsin, and Antioch, Illinois. Virginia loved her family, cooking, baking and gardening and was a partner with her husband in Local Heating of Antioch.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Fran (Dan) Schmid, Nancy (Greg) Roe and one son, William A. (Elaine) Howard; 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, her parents and 1 granddaughter.
Virginia’s life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King Catholic Church in Wonder Lake, Illinois on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., Fr. Joel Lopez officiating. A one hour visitation will take place at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice Hope, 400 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Hospice Hope and Harbor Haven for the wonderful and loving care they extended to Virginia. They all brightened her life.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave a condolence message or share a memory with her family.
Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home
7611 W. Hancock Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097