Robert L Howard

August 8, 1946 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 75)


Robert “Bobby” Louis Howard, age 75 of Hibbing passed away peacefully at Guardian Angels on

Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Bobby was born on August 8, 1946, in Hibbing, MN and remained a

lifelong resident. He was a devoted member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

After attending Hibbing Public Schools, Bobby was employed with CWDC for 40 years and retired in

2011. He completed independent skills training at Homes, Inc. in 1986 and, therefore, was able to live in

his own apartment which he enjoyed very much. Bobby enjoyed family gatherings and community

festivals, camping with his brothers and nephews, and taking long walks in the neighborhood. He had

an amazing memory for dates and details of events and will forever be remembered as the family

historian. Bobby is survived by six siblings, Carolyne (Robert) Schmoll of Keewatin, Suzanne (Dennis) Kelley, David Howard, Ronald Howard, all of Hibbing, Debra Moynihan of Saint Paul and Jeffrey (Pamela) Howard of Burnsville. He also had numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Daisy (Petrich) Howard and two brothers, James (Ilene) and Mark.


Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Hibbing, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to


Memorial contributions can be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Bobby’s family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to his church and the Hibbing community that supported him through his lifetime. 

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January 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church (Hibbing)

Funeral Service
January 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church (Hibbing)

January 4, 2022

12:00 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery

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