Howard J. Den Boer, 84, of Sheboygan, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
Howie was born January 12, 1929 in Sheboygan to Frank and Dena (Leys) Den Boer.
He attended local Sheboygan schools, and graduated from North High School, Class of 1946.
On May 13, 1961 Howard and Janice Marver were united in marriage at First Christian Reformed Church.
Howard served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years, stationed overseas in northern China and Hawaii.
He was employed at Wisconsin Bell Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 1989.
Howie was an avid race pigeon flyer, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and landscaping. He was often seen walking the streets of Sheboygan. He enjoyed his daily rides by the lake. He loved watching sports, in particular the Wisconsin Badger Basketball team. Howard had a story for every situation and was an animated storyteller.
In addition to his wife, Janice, Howard is survived by his son, Thomas Den Boer of Janesville, WI; daughters, Karen (Dave) Rauwerdink of Fort Collins, CO, Lisa (James) Dergantz of Sheboygan; grandchildren, Johnathan Dergantz, Melissa, Laura and Natalie Rauwerdink; brothers, Jerome Den Boer of Sheboygan, Gordon Den Boer of Chicago, IL; and sister, Betty (Carl) De Blaey of Oostburg, WI.
In accordance with Howie's wishes, no services will be held.
Howard will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandpa.