Donald D. Howell passed away on May 17, 2020 at the age of 72.
He was the son of Dede and Dorothy Howell nee Engelage. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Howell nee Paul; mother, Dorothy Howell nee Engelage; daughters, Jodi Howell-Repke and her husband Scott of Augusta, MO, Cindy Hackmann and her husband Adam of Marthasville, MO, Jessica Peters and her husband Mike of Marthasville, MO; grandchildren, Alyssa and Tyler Repke; Joe, Ava, Jack, Nick, and Max Hackmann; Danny, Eddie, Elizabeth, Garrett, and Lyla Peters; brother David (Sandi) Howell, Wentzville and Tom (Wendy) Howell, Marthasville; sister-in-law Karen Howell, Augusta; brother-in-law, Don (Brenda) Paul, Wildwood; sister-in-law, Judy Paul, Oxford, MS, and many nieces and nephews.
Don was an active lifetime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Defiance, MO as well as Daniel Boone Gun Club. He graduated from Francis Howell High School in 1965 and in 1971 obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Don spent his career building a successful business in farming and Howell and Sons Excavating, with his family.
Don enjoyed working the land. He loved his children and grandchildren and truly enjoyed watching them in their activities. Spending time with his family and friends was deeply rewarding for him.
He is preceded in death by: infant son, Devin Paul Howell; father, Dede M. Howell; brother, Richard L. Howell; great nephew, Richard K. Howell; parents-in-law, Harvey H. and Olga L. Paul nee Hueffmeier.
Visitation: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Pitman Funeral Home, 5542 Walnut St., Augusta, Missouri 63332. Funeral: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 10:00 am, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Defiance, MO.
Memorials may be made to: St. Paul's United Church of Christ or St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.