Robert W. Howard

April 27, 1918 - July 23, 2009


Robert W. Howard, 91, of Waukesha, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at LindenGrove Health Care Center. He was born April 27, 1918, to Walter and Dorothy Howard. 

Robert served his country in the United States Army, serving during World War II in the European theater. On Nov. 10,1945, he married Agnes Rosenmerkel. She survives him. He was employed his entire career at Waukesha Motor Works (now Dresser Industries) and is a member of the Old Timers Club. Robert was a longtime member of St. William Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing and taking the family to northern Wisconsin for the annual fishing trip, and also enjoyed the many sheepshead card games with his buddies at Summit Woods.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Agnes (nee Rosenmerkel) Howard of Waukesha; their daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Douglas Colfax of Royal Oaks, Calif.; and his sister, Dorothy Sowder of Springfield, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his dear son, Gerald Howard, and his brother, Harold Howard.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, July 28, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery with full military honors. 

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.