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Howard A.

  • Visitation
    • St. Charles Borromeo (5571 S. Marilyn St Milwaukee 53221) on Saturday, November 28th, from 9-11am
  • Funeral Service
    • St. Charles Borromeo (5571 S. Marilyn St Milwaukee 53221) on Saturday, November 28th, starting at 11am


Passed peacefully into eternal life on November 15, 2020 at the age of 77.  Dear husband of the late Linda. Loving dad of Michael (Marcey) and Michelle (Larry) Jetzer.  Loving grandpa of Alexander, Isabella, Ethan and Ella.  Loving uncle of Shannon Kraeplin. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Irene and his cousin John Mead.

A visitation will be held at St. Charles Borromeo (5571 S. Marilyn St Milwaukee 53221) on Saturday, November 28th, from 9-11am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am.  Howard will be interred at a later date with his late wife, Linda, at Christ the King Catholic Church Cemetery in Wonder Lake, IL.

Howard enjoyed bicycling and many types of music, especially the blues.  He could often be found watching some type of sporting event whether it was the Packers, Blackhawks or the Cubs.  Howard enjoyed many things in life but very few of them measure up to how much he enjoyed be with his family; whether it was being together for holidays or always being a good sport when Apples to Apples or Charades came out, you were sure to find Howard right in the middle.  There was one thing that always surpassed everything else – being a grandpa!  Howard was extremely proud of his grandchildren and could often be found watching them play sports, teaching them about history and sharing his polish heritage.


  1. LaTasha Dotson-Franklin November 17, 2020 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Sending prayers of comfort to you all during this difficult time.

  2. The Watson Family November 18, 2020 at 9:18 am - Reply

    We will always remember what a great neighbor and friend Howie was! We could always count on him for a good joke! We loved his sense of humor! Rest in eternal peace, dear friend! Our condolences to family and friends!

  3. Vicki Marshall November 23, 2020 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked closely with Howie for many years at Follett Software. We were both managers of departments that required a lot of coordination. He was such a gentle, kind soul and was always a consummate gentleman. He loved his wife Linda and his children so very much and spoke of them often

  4. Ute Culver November 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I’m sooo sorry for your loss I worked with Howie for many years at Follett Software Howie always had kind words for everyone
    He always talked about his children and grandchildren and his wife Linda and his love for biking

  5. Kathy Russo January 13, 2021 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to have just learned of Howard’s passing. He was a special friend to me from our high school days. Different schools but we enjoyed so much. We were prom dates for both our proms. So thankful I got to see him a few years ago for lunch. I enjoyed hearing about his grandkids. He will be missed,

  6. Bruce Bartnick January 15, 2021 at 11:11 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I met Howard in the early 60’s when we both worked for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Chicago. We lost touch after I moved to California but years later he found me on Facebook and we reconnected. We got together a few times and enjoyed talking about the old days . I will miss hearing from him, My sympathy to his family. I will miss him.

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