Verna’s Obituary Verna Howard, 90, Garrison, ND, formerly of Sawyer, ND, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, in a Garrison care center. Verna Anna Christine Westman was born November 2, 1928, the daughter of William and Alice (Gullickson) Westman, on her grandparents’ farm in Benedict, ND. She was raised on her parents’ farm and attended school in Benedict. Verna was united in marriage to Harold Howard on November 7, 1947, in Max, ND. They lived in various places throughout North Dakota, due to Harold working various construction jobs. In the early 1950s, they made their home in Minot, ND, where Harold became co-owner of City Plumbing & Heating. In 1974, they moved to Sawyer, where they resided until 2009, when they returned to Minot. Harold passed away on October 12, 2011. Following his passing, Verna moved to the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison, where she resided until the time of her death. Verna was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church of Minot, where she was active in Bible Study Classes. She was also part of their Quilting Ministry. Verna loved to garden along with Harold. She also loved growing many kinds of flowers and watching and feeding the many birds they attracted to their yard. She was an excellent homemaker and enjoyed sewing, baking and cooking. Surviving family includes: Sons, Joel (Rochelle) Howard, Sawyer, Dale (Cindy) Howard, Hazen and Kevin (Janet) Howard, Garrison; daughters, Irene Howard, Minot, Bonnie (Kerry) Stone, Garrison and Chris (Norlynn) Olson, Karlsruhe; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Avis (Don) Stiefel, Garrison; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Verna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Howard; sister, Jennie Lorenz and brothers, Kermit and Willard Westman. Funeral: Friday, May 3, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church, Minot, ND. Interment: Ruso Lutheran Cemetery, Ruso, ND. Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials: are preferred to the charity of the donor’s choice. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Verna Anna Christine Howard November 2 1928 April 27 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Kenmare, state: North Dakota