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Darryl E Howard

December 10, 1946 — January 11, 2023

Darryl Howard

Darryl Edward Howard was born December 10, 1946, in Imperial, Nebraska, to LaVeta (Bernard) and Johnnie Edward Howard. He grew up on a farm west of Hayes Center, NE, where he attended school and graduated from Hayes Center High School with the class of 1965. Darryl continued his education at McCook Community College where he majored in agriculture.

On August 12, 1967, Darryl married Ronda Troutman in McCook, Nebraska, and the couple first settled in Hayes Center, NE.

Darryl was inducted in the U.S. Army on February 20, 1968, where he served his country in Vietnam, raising to the rank of Sergeant, until his honorable discharge on September 23, 1969. After returning home Darryl and Ronda farmed in several locations near Stratton and Palisade. They later made Wauneta their home until present. Darryl, along with farming, began a livestock trucking operation, including his sons Nick and J.J., which is known as DNJ Trucking.

Darryl was a member of the VFW and the American Legion of Palisade, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Darryl passed away Wednesday night, January 11, 2023, at his home in Wauneta. He was 76 years of age.

Darryl was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Survivors Include:
Wife Ronda of Wauneta, NE.
Sons: Nick Howard of Palisade, NE.
J.J. Howard of Goodland, KS.
1 Granddaughter: Casee Tobiasson and husband, Josh, of Maywood, NE.
2 Great-Grandchildren: Dallas and Zoey Tobiasson of Maywood, NE.
Brother-in-law: Gary Troutman and wife Marie of Littleton, CO.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday afternoon, January 18, 2023, 1:00 P.M. (Central Time) at the Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Nebraska, with full military honors.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Palisade Cemetery

, Palisade, NE 69040

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