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Joseph Frank Howard Sr

Joseph Frank Howard Sr

Joseph Frank Howard Sr., age 88, of Red Lake, journeyed to the Spirit World on January 14, 2013 at The Red Lake Hospital.

He was born on March 6, 1924 on The Red Lake Indian Reservation the son of Frank Howard and Eva Day.

In his earlier years he was employed as a logger at the Saw Mill and a fisherman and his later years up until retirement he worked in maintenance at The Red Lake Hospital.

He enjoyed spending time with loved ones and grandchildren. He also liked working on cars.

Survived by daughters: Donna, Francis, Julia, Joyce, Janice and Georgiann and by a son: Joseph W. Howard Jr.; five generations of grandkids; many nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife: Josephine, son: George, daughters: Judith, Marilyn, Joann & Sherilyn, sisters: Sophie Barrett, Esther Klausen and Lillian Green, brothers: Harry, Carl, Edmond, Donald, Ernest and Abraham, great grandsons: David & Shawn, Richard.

Funeral services for Joseph Howard Sr. will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 2:00 P.M. at The Redby Community Center in Redby, Minnesota. Interment: Episcopal Cemetery in Redby.

All night wakes will be held on Monday, January 21st and Tuesday, Janunary 22nd at The Redby Community Center.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be John Dudley, Simon Weise, Andy Clark, Johnny Smith, Jim Dudley Sr., Dale Smith Sr., Fannie Howard, Georgiann Spears, Dashauna Stately, Rebecca Barrett, Angela laduke, Amelia Benais and Riley Chaboyea.

Active Casket Bearers: Stephen Howard, Anthony Benais, Corey Stately, Remberto Howard and Ty Stately.

Alternate Casket Bearer: Andrew French and Nick Howard.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to