Walter Howell

Walter Jadie Howell, 74, Plaza, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.

Walter was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Stanley, the son of Jadie and Bernice (Iverson) Howell. He was raised at Stanley, attended country school and graduated from Stanley High School in 1956. He then worked in the oilfields at Tioga before starting his career in the elevator business. Walter was united in marriage to Sandra Olson on July 24, 1960, at the Baptist Church in Stanley.

Throughout his life, he worked at grain elevators at Stanley, Dickey, Carpio and Plaza. He also assisted local farmers in the evenings and on weekends during spring planting and harvest. He retired after 50 years in the business. Following retirement Walt worked as a flow tester for Lynne Pumping for three years.

He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and snowmobiling. He cherished spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren’s activities and hosting gatherings with his family and friends at his cabin at Van Hook.

Walter is survived by: his wife, Sandy, of Plaza; children, Scott Howell (Bernadean), of Makoti, and Karla Lobsinger (John), of Bismarck; grandchildren, Tanner and Tyson Lynne, Trina and Trisha Howell, and Maddy and Jaden Lobsinger; brother, Denver Howell (Marge), of Billings, Mont.; brother-in-law, Rand Olson (Diane), of Stanley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Robyn Lynne.

Funeral: Today, Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m., in First Lutheran Church, Plaza.

Interment: East Plaza Cemetery.

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(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)