Howard ‘Howie’ Bruss, 42

Howard "Howie" Lewis Bruss, 42, of Newburg, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. He was born on Dec. 12, 1968 to Howard and Barbara (nee Jennings) Bruss. He married Kari Haugen on April 29, 1989.

Howie enjoyed his children, his home, making chili, and being with his friends. He was an avid basketball and Packers fan. Howie was the owner and operator of Installations R Us, LLC. He will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Howie is survived by his spouse Kari; and children Howard III, Alyssa, Harley, Breanna, Charlie, and Maxwell. He is further survived by his parents Howard and Barbara; sister Dawn (Oliver) McKay; grandmothers Dorothy Bruss and Betsy Breitling; nieces and nephews Britni and Brian Flynn, and Cole and Stevie McKay; and many other relatives, and dear friends. Howie is preceded in death by his infant daughter Sara and grandfathers Louis Bruss and Lewis Jennings.

A memorial service for Howie will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at The Fire Escape (501 Hwy H in Fredonia, town of Fillmore) with Paul Dallapiazza and Dan Szerbowski officiating.

The family wishes to extend a special "thank you" to the Cedar Home & Hospice and the Phillip Funeral Home for their care and compassion during this time.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or