MOUNT PLEASANT

Gary R. Howard

Aug. 31, 1941- Aug. 14, 2007

Gary R. Howard, 65, entered heaven peacefully after a courageous fight with cancer Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. He was born Aug. 31, 1941, to Margaret and the late William Howard.

He was the owner and president of Mortgage Quality Assurance Corp.

He is the loving husband and soulmate of Claudia (nee Mueller); loving father of Jeffrey (Apryl) Howard, Christopher (Tina) Howard and Julie (Andy) Ramirez; beloved son of Margaret and the late William Howard; dear brother of Bill (Dixie) Howard and Jim (Carol) Howard; proud grandpa of Kathleen, Alex, Samantha, and C.J. He is further survived by many other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., Racine. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Monday, Aug. 20, at the church.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society (lymphoma) would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.