Larry Richard Howland, 75, of Mishawaka, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
Larry was born August 15, 1946 in Mishawaka to the late Richard Howland, Sr. and Anna (Kedik) Howland. He graduated from Mishawaka High School and later earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. He served his country in the US Army from 1966 to 1970 where he was a tank mechanic.
Larry married Sharon “Sheri” Layne on June 18, 1966. The couple made Mishawaka their home.
Larry was employed as a machinist for 25 years at Federal Mogul. He was of the Catholic Faith and was very patriotic. He was a talented man who could fix anything. Larry was known as a perfectionist and was a great car mechanic and particularly enjoyed home renovation. Most of all Larry’s family was the center of his life. He was a solid rock to his family and especially loved being a grandpa. From many family activities such as coaching his family in softball to teaching them home repair he will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Rest in Peace Larry.
Larry’s loving family includes his wife of 56 years, Sheri; his three daughters, Stephanie Hostetler, Kimberlee (Jeff) Stephens and Staycie Howland; eight grandchildren, McKenzie, Elizabeth, Emilee, Alexis, Miles, Taylor, Sydney and Reagan; four great grandchildren, Liam, Lyllian, Merima and Medina; a brother, Richard (Dottie) Howland, Jr.; a sister, Mariann (Harry) McPhail; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Kenny Howland.
A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, August 11, in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka, with Rev. Jason Freiburger officiating. Military honors will follow at the funeral home by VFW 360 / American Legion 161 Burial Squad.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Center for Hospice Care.
Center for Hospice Care (Hospice Foundation)
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545