Michael Howell

Michael Howell, 46, Minot, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at his home.

Michael Steven Howell was born on Nov. 2, 1966, in Minneapolis, Minn., a son of Michael J. and Elaine (Moss) Howell. He was raised and educated in Minneapolis until 1980, when the family moved to Harvey, where he graduated from Harvey High School in 1985. Following high school, he began working for Hutton Contracting, where he buried fiber optic cable. In 1988, he moved to Minot, where he began his employment with the Gas Stop.

Michael was united in marriage to Yvette Schmike on June 25, 1994, on the Schmike family farm north of Minot. They made their home in Minot, where they raised their only daughter Ashly Ann. Currently Michael was an assistant manager of the Gas Stop.

Michael enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, camping and collecting and reading comic books.

He is survived by: Wife, Yvette, Minot; daughter, Ashly Ann, Minot; mother, Elaine (Jerry) Fischer, North Branch, Minn.; aunts: Barb (Jim) Irons, of Harvey, Mary Kay (Eddie) Redenius, Fairmont, Minn.; uncles Michael Lepenske, of Kansas, and Dennis Moss, Eagan, Minn.; mother-in-law: Mary Ann Schimke, Minot; sister-in-law Lynette Schmike, Minot; and a brother-in-law, Richard (Robin) Schmike, Bismarck; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael J., maternal grandparents, Myrtle and Paul Adams, paternal grandparents, Lillian and Joseph Howell, and his father-in-law, Lance Schmike.

Memorial service: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot.

Burial: A private burial will take place at a later date

Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest register one hour prior to the service at the church.

(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)