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July 14, 1949 - November 1, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Reformed Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, 454 South Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. A time of visitation will take place at the church, one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Reformed Baptist Church, Kalamazoo Christian School Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Age 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Wally was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 14, 1949, the son of the late Alton and Henrietta (Eshuis) Howard. He graduated from Garden City High School in Detroit and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Wally retired from Parker Abex after 35 years of employment. He loved riding motorcycles and took many trips over the years on his bike with friends. Wally also enjoyed photography and was especially fond of studying the Bible and being active in his church. He loved his family and cherished spending time with them. On December 30, 1970, Wally married the former Barbara Jean McDonald, who survives. He is also survived by his daughter, Janice (Bobby) Glasser; daughter in-law, Terri Howard; grandchildren, Audra and Xander Penny and Jason and Joshua Howard; sister, Sally (Douglas) Schiff; sister and brother in-law, Phyllis (Clay) VanDussen and Lee (Sesta) McDonald; as well as a niece, a nephew and several cousins. Besides his parents, Wally was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Howard; parents in-law, Walter and Dorothy McDonald and brother in-law, Ron (Marlynn) McDonald.