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Robert Melvin Howard Sr

December 26, 1939 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 77)

Robert Melvin Howard, Sr., 77, of Beecher, Illinois passed away in Hazel Crest on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Robert was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 26, 1939, son of John and Francis (nee Harmon) Howard. He was a proud member of Carpenters Local 434 for over 50 years. He loved woodworking and his horses. Surviving are his loving wife, Eleanor. His brother, Harmon Wesley. Dearest father to Robert (Mary), Wendy, Frederick (Jackie), Donna (Jerry), Tina, Ronald (Brianna), Amanda, and David.  He was a beloved grandfather to Robert III (Lauren), Jennifer, Elizabeth (Dan), Adam, Katherine, Mariyah, Rogue, Giovanni, John, Kayleigh, Hudson, and great grandfather to Ethan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Francis, his son Timothy, and his brothers Harold, Gene, Virgil, Kenny, and his sisters, Bernice, Roberta, and Lou. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Hack Funeral Home in Beecher. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Faith Reformed Church, 130 Corning Road in Beecher with Pastor Todd Joling officiating. Burial will be held at St. John's UCC Cemetary in Beecher. Memorials may go to the family.


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 Service Information

September 12, 2017

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hack Funeral Home
753 Hodges Street
Beecher, Illinois 60401

September 13, 2017

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hack Funeral Home
753 Hodges Street
Beecher, Illinois 60401

Funeral Service
September 14, 2017

10:00 AM
Faith Reformed Church
130 W Corning Rd
Beecher, IL 60401

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