Ronald William Howe

Tawas City, Michigan
January 28, 1939 - April 17, 2019

Service Location

The Howe Family Home


Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM
The Howe Family Home
928 M 55
Tawas City, Michigan 48763

Obituary Notice

Ronald William Howe, of Tawas City since 2003, formerly a 64 year resident of Flint Township, passed away on April 17, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inerness, Florida, age 80 years. Ron was born on January 28, 1939 to William and Dorthea Howe. He was a business entrepreneur who specialized in finish carpentry and heating and cooling for 50 years! Ron proudly served our country for 10 years in the National Guard. He was a very active man, who truly loved nature and the beauty of the outdoors. Ron was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved going to sales and flea markets and buying items for his family booth in the Finders Keepers Antique store. He was a past member of the Shiawassee Dog and Gun Club, the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and the Sun Downers CB Club. Ron never met a stranger; was very well liked, and respected by all who knew him. He always enjoyed working on and for our local community activities and was always quick to volunteer. A kind and gentle man who will be missed dearly. Ron is survived by his wife and best friend, Judy Howe of Tawas City, to whom he married in Flint on December 6, 1975! Ron is also survived by 5 children, Ronda (Bill) Hayward of Flint Township, Michelle (Robbin) Miller of Flint, Talise Reed of Flint Township, Honald Howe of Flint, and Heidi Howe of Grand Blanc; grandchildren, Jessica Hayward (Joel Murray), Jennifer (Jim) Lucas, Ronda (Aarron) Hodge, Michael Laffrey, Tabitha Reed, Travis Reed, Austin (Samantha) Sayre, Marisa Gembel, and Cheyenne Howe; great grandchildren, Jake and Jace Murray, Jack and Jay Lucas, Dominique and Maddison Laffrey, Kyla, Aarron, and Emily Hodge, Josline, Jasmine, and Spencer Reed; 1 sister, Elaine (Carl) Border of Sarasota, Florida; 1 brother in law, Russell Brannon of Flint Township; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and very special friends. Ron is preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Dorthea Howe; sisters in law, Adeline Brannon, Wanita Brannon; brothers in law, James Brannon, and Nick Tomlinson; and his mother in law, Theresa Tomlinson. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate his life through a memorial service at the family home, 928 M-55 in Tawas City, MI. 48763 on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to make a donation in Ron’s name to his wife. An online guest registry is available at


I met Ron and Judy when we started our CB Club "The Sundowners" and have been good friends for many years. Ron was one of a kind!! He was always willing to help anyone at anytime. He loved to play jokes on me because I was 2 months older than him. Ron was a great friend and I miss him so much. If you were his friend, you knew he had your back. To his family, I send my thoughts, prayers and condolences.
— Nancy Ayers, Hilton Head, SC
You couldn’t ask for a nicer guy than Ron. His smile was the best it made his eyes sparkle! All of his ladies from FindersKeepers will miss his so much. He was one of a kind. I know you are looking down on us Ron and enjoying watching us flea market shopping! RIP ❤️
— Donna Friedemann
Judy, lifting prayers for you and your family. Maggie Johnson
— Margaret Johnson
We will certainly miss our friendship, Ron’s kind spirit and great smile. No more illness...RIP friend! Memories of Ron live now forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Our hearts are sad for Judy and her family. God bless!
— Bill & Denise Willis

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