In loving memory of

Roger Howell
June 11, 1927 - October 10, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Roger Howell, 93, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mulford Evangelical Free Church or the Muscatine Humane Society. Online condolences:

Roger was born on June 11, 1927, in Muscatine, the son of Harry L. and Myrtle Haney Howell. He married June K. Kent on January 29, 1948, in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on August 22, 2004.

Roger worked at Farmland Industries for 20 ½ years. He later worked for B & J Auto Parts and Tan Tara. Roger was a veteran of the WWII serving in the United States Navy. He was a member of Mulford Church, VFW Post 1565, and the Muscatine Boat Club. Roger enjoyed golfing and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Douglas R. Howell and his wife, Gerianne of Muscatine, and Janet Brennan of West Liberty; six grandchildren, Jeff Brennan, Jon Brennan and his wife, Shawn, Jason Howell, Michele McMichael and her husband, Matt, Sarah Paul, and Josh Howell and his wife Jaime; 12 great grandchildren, Tanner Howell, Shannon McMichael, Alyssa McMichael, Caleb Paul, Austin McMichael, Jackson Brennan, Nolan Brennan, Ella Howell, Emiliegh Howell, Mitchel Howell, Grant Howell, and Joel Howell; and one sister Mary A. Liddy of Vermont.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June; and his siblings, Harold 'Dixie' Howell, Robert Howell, Norma Hartley, Wayne Howell, Jerry Howell, and Don Howell.


Judy Hepker wrote on Oct 24, 2020:

"Enjoyed working with Roger at TanTara Transportation. Condolences to the family."

Cyndy White wrote on Oct 19, 2020:

"So very sorry to the Howell family. Roger meant so very much to each and every one of the Hubbard family. We loved him very much and will miss him forever. One of our very favorite people. "

Rick Buster wrote on Oct 18, 2020:

"Our condolences to Doug/Janet and families. I always enjoyed talking with Roger as he was a master of BS, always in good fun. Roger and June were good friends of Bob/Gloria and Pat/Bud and they always had fun together playing cards or frying fish. RIP Roger... Rick and Rose Buster"

Mike Shield wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"Doug and Janet. Sorry about your Dad's passing. He always had a happy way of kidding me when I was an usher. I miss that. Mike Shield "

Marti Walker wrote on Oct 15, 2020:

"I so enjoyed seeing Roger at church on Sunday mornings. He always made sure I noticed him and got a hug, a smile, or at least a wave. Your sunshine will be missed, Roger."

Patty Beal wrote on Oct 13, 2020:

"What a great person he was. Always came to see us a Scott's and always with that great smile of his. He was so proud of his kids and grandkids... talked about them all the time. Rest in peace my friend. Condolences to the family."

Pat Hetzler wrote on Oct 13, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Roger will up there with dad now trying to find a good fishing hole RIP Roger.. Curt and Pat Hetzler"

Susie Briggs Phillips wrote on Oct 13, 2020:

"Thinking of All Roger Dodgers family have so many happy happy memories of the neighborhood, cottage bowling trips (got to go on a couple). Your family was our second one. I have to admit I was pretty onery at times but could never pull one Roger Dodger. I will Never forget your family Janet babysitting and teaching me the twist. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Susie Briggs "

Rose Danay wrote on Oct 13, 2020:

"I am so sorry for your loss! Roger was such a nice man!"

Tony Howell wrote on Oct 13, 2020:

"Roger was always fun, whether frying fish or at the Moose stag night, either giving crap or getting crap from someone. Tony Dean from Muscatine will miss that Old Fart,( his name for me and what he called everyone else) Sorry for your loss Doug and Janet and families "

Ronald & Deb Streger wrote on Oct 13, 2020:

"Roger was always a happy go lucky guy. Enjoyed seeing him in earlier years at Quarter Back Club. RIP Roger and Condolences to the family. Ron & Deb Streger "