Charles E. Howell, 88, Woodstock, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Hearthstone Manor, Woodstock.
He was born Nov. 9, 1928, to Jake and Hazel Howell, in Woodstock. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Lena and William Gancar.
On Sept. 12, 1953, he married Julia A. Carroll at St. Patrick Church in Hartland.
He was a veteran, joining the Navy along with his brother Cliff right after high school.
He went to on work for AT&T, retiring after 35 years of service.
He was an avid golfer and bowled on many leagues. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a life member of the Woodstock Moose, and a life member of the Woodstock Knights of Columbus Council 776.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Robert (Alice), Lawrence (Kris), Donald, Edward (Maryellen); three daughters, Laura, Nancee (Roswell) and Denise; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his aunt and uncle; a twin brother, Clifton; and a brother, James.
Visitation was Feb. 16 at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. A funeral Mass was held Feb. 17 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorials in his name may be made to University of Wisconsin Cancer Center.