BUTTE — Bennie Howard, 83, of Butte, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, in Missoula.
He was born May 6, 1935, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Bennie and Myrtle Howard.
On Nov. 21, 1964, he married Laverne Israel in Manhattan. (They were late to their own wedding. Lol). Mom sadly left us in 1996. They lived all over Montana as dad worked as a crane operator building a lot of Montana’s infrastructure, Including the Libby Dam, and Missoula's Reserve Street Bridges. He was a proud lifetime member of the Operating Engineers Local 400.
Bennie is survived by his sisters, Linda Barbe and Donna Davis. His children, Juanita (Marty) Robbins, Marlen (Bonnie) Howard, Bruce (Carrie) Howard, and Charlotte (Keith) Brunckhorst, and several grandchildren whom he adored.
Bennie loved to hunt and fish and go for long rides.
A celebration of Bennie’s life will be at Greenough Park on Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.