Howard Victor DeFord

Howard Victor DeFord, 81, of Delafield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Howard will be dearly missed by his daughter, Kim A. DeFord; grandsons, Devin O’Brien and Dustin O’Brien; brother, Corkey DeFord, Mark DeFord, Jim (Sandy) DeFord, Denny DeFord and Rodney (Kathy) DeFord; sister, Dimples Nero; along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Howard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elaine; parents, Darcy and Arlene DeFord; and sisters, Mickey (Tom) Rohn, Mary (Olie) Murphy, Karen (Jim) Owens and Joyce DeFord.

Funeral services for Howard will be held at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, on Friday, June 13, at 7:00 PM. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 PM until the time of the service, all to be held at the funeral home. Howard will be laid to rest at Delafield City Cemetery on Saturday, June 14, at 10:00 AM.

Howard was gracious, kind, strong, wise and enjoyed working on cars in his garage.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit