Donald D. Howell

Donald D. Howell, 72, Defiance, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. 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, Cindy Hackmann and her husband Adam, of Marthasville, and Jessica Peters and her husband Mike, of Marthasville; grandchildren, Alyssa and Tyler Repke; Joe, Ava, Jack, Nick, and Max Hackmann; Danny, Eddie, Elizabeth, Garrett, and Lyla Peters.
Don was an active lifetime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Defiance 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 on 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 his 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 will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Pitman Funeral Home, Augusta, from 2:30-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Defiance, at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at St. Paul's UCC Cemetery, Defiance.
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.
The family is being served by Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville.

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