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Garrell 'Red' Howell

Friday, February 10, 2006

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Jan. 10, 1932--Feb. 9, 2006

NORTH PLATTE -- Garrell "Red" Howell died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Premiere Estates Care Center in North Platte after a long fight with emphysema.

Red was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Frontier County to H.H. "Red" Howell and Minnie Mae (Blake) Howell.

He graduated from Bennett High School in Bennett. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1952 and served during the Korean War as a jet mechanic. Red married Frances May in McCook on Dec. 24, 1953. They were married for 47 years until losing Frances to cancer in 2001. To this union, they had six children.

Red worked for Hormel Chevrolet, McCook Packing Plant and later retired from McCook Dayco. Red and Frances enjoyed many years of gardening and taking care of rose bushes. They enjoyed sharing with family and neighbors, the fruits of their labors. They fed birds on their patio and enjoyed using books to identify the many varieties that partook in the different seeds. Red never met a stranger and enjoyed conversing with anyone he met.

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He is survived by sons, Kenneth and wife, Tammy, Thomas and Candy Svoboda and William "Bill," all of Grand Island, and Patrick and wife, Janice of Pender; one daughter, Karen Blunt and husband, Doug of North Platte; two sisters, Idonna McMains and husband, Donald of McCook and Ardell Krizek and husband, Dale of North Platte; two brothers, Harold Howell and wife, Kathy of Hastings and Marvin Howell and wife, Marlene of Burbank, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Red also leaves behind numerous relatives and friends.

Frances and infant daughter, Brenda preceded him in death.

Services will be Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the First Assembly of God Church in McCook with Rev. Eddy Wright officiating.

Relatives are invited to join the family for dinner at the Church Annex at E. Eighth and C, at 11:30 a.m.

Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.