Steven E. Howard
Steven E. Howard, 78, of Albany, IL, died Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the V.A. Medical Center, Iowa City, IA.

Steven was born on September 26, 1940, in Clinton, IA; the son of Harry H. and Harriett C. (Shannon) Howard. He is U.S. Air Force veteran. He was the owner and operator of Howard's Tap, Albany, for 26 years. He was a member of the Albany American Legion, Post #328 and Morrison V.F.W. He enjoyed playing Texas Holdem, reading and woodworking. Steven was also an avid Chicago Bears fan.

Survivors include his sister, Christine (Alan) Ottens, of Morrison, IL; and his nieces and nephews, Lisa (Greg) Abbott and Marci (Eugene) Ottens, both of Camanche, IA, Monica Ottens of Louisville, KY, Brad (Kelly) Ottens of Sterling and Ryan Ottens of Chadwick, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert Howard.

Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., Monday, September 23, 2019, at the McDonald Funeral Home, Fulton, IL. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 A.M. at the funeral Home, with Reverend Rick Koch officiating. Burial will be in the Luck Memorial Cemetery, Albany, IL, with Military Rites conducted by the Morrison American Legion. In lieu of flowers there has been a memorial established for the Albany Fire and Ambulance Association. The family requests that Steven's friends are encouraged to wear their Chicago Bears attire to his services.
Published on September 20, 2019


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Paula Welsh
Sep 21, 2019
Condolences to the family! Steve, you will be missed! You were always such a good friend to all of us at FHS. Always a smile and a cheerful “hello”. Now you can “Rest in Peace”.
Carolyn Ziegler
Sep 20, 2019
You will be missed old buddy and fellow Bears fan Thank you firxserving our country and Albany.May you Rest In Peace.Condolences to his sister and nieces,nephew and cousinsRIP🇺🇸