Silas George Howell

Silas George Howell Sr., age 71 died Friday May 24, 2019.


Sample ImageSilas George Howell Sr., age 71 died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Vernon Memorial Healthcare in Viroqua.


Sy was born in Viroqua, WI on June 28, 1947 to Fredrick and Jesse (Everson) Howell. After high school Silas proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. ARMY.


Silas was an exceptional father, grandfather and husband and great-grandfather. On February 15, 1984, Sy married Doris Jane Blihovde at the Court House in Viroqua. He was most fond of the time spent doing things with the family. Sy enjoyed BINGO at the VFW, playing dice around the kitchen table, hunting and fishing.


He was a very hard worker his whole life, doing what he loved, driving a Milk truck. Sy always enjoyed his conversations with his farmers.


God bless our memories of Sy.


He is survived today by; his wife Doris, his children Tammy Howell, William (Katreena) Howell, Jessica (Dustin) Kuester, Sarah (Matt Gartner) Howell, Silas Jr. (Tabatha ‘Tabby’) Howell, his 12 grandchildren Brett (Ashley) Felde, Mike (Howell) Krueger, Cody Krueger, Tristan Tryggestad, Logan Kuester, Ethan Kuester, Nadya Howell, Wyatt, Westin and Aurora Howell, and Zoey and Zayden Gartner, and his two great-grandchildren Junelyn and Axton Felde. He is further survived by; his brothers Myron (Helen), Beauford, Jim (Barbara) and Karl Howell, his sisters Eloda Penchi, Sylvia Howell, Sandy (Paul) Pedretti, Jill (Marv) Bailey and Eunice Hastings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


Silas was preceded in death by; his parents, his in-laws Don (Betty) Blihovde, an infant sister and his brothers Fred ‘Pete’, Martin, Veldo and Joe Howell.


Funeral services for Sy will be Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Pastor Julie Wollman will officiate with burial following the service in the church cemetery with full Military Honors. Friends may call during visitations Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5:00 til 7:00 P.M. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby or on Friday from 10-11 at the church before the service.


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The Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St. in Westby is serving the family. (608) 634-2100. 

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