November 20, 1956 - December 3, 2020
Robert John Howard, 64, of Cass City, our loyal and hardworking husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Covenant – Cooper in Saginaw. Bob was born in Sandusky on November 20, 1956, the son of Richard and Hazel (Smith) Howard. He was a graduate of Deckerville High School and went on to attend Port Huron School of Business. Through mutual friends, Bob happened to meet the former Tanya (Rolston) Vincent. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on August 8, 2008. Throughout life, Bob was known for his love for his family, and love for living off the land. He enjoyed tending to his garden, cutting wood for his wood stove and kept busy on his hobby farm, where he raised cows and pigs. Bob was employed as a Grain Merchant with Michigan Agricultural Commodities and was looking forward to his retirement in February of 2021. Bob leaves to carry on his legacy, his wife, Tanya Howard and children, Bonnie Melnik, Steve (Autumn) Howard, Jenny Howard, Anna Howard, Stephanie (Bob) Ross, Kimberly Vincent, and Timothy Vincent (Kimberly Proctor). He was the most loving and supportive Grandpa Bob and Papa of Alyssa, Carter, Markus, Zoe, Jack, Andy, Trinity, Bobby, Alex, Addyson, Avery, Wesley, Waylon, Patrick, Sean, and Darby. Bob will forever be missed by his mother, Hazel Howard; siblings, Lee (Janice) Smith, Betty Mogielski, Arlene (Dave) Berger, Frank Howard, along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Richard Howard. A Life Celebration will be held in the Summer of 2021. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family c/o Tanya Howard via Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., Essexville, MI 48732. Contributions will be utilized toward an educational fund for Bob’s grandchildren, who were the lights of his life. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
Robert John Howard, 64, of Cass City, our loyal and hardworking husband, dad, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Covenant – Cooper in Saginaw. Bob was born in Sandusky on November... View Obituary & Service Information
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