Robert J. (Bob) Howard
Robert J. (Bob) Howard, 91 of Trempealeau, and long-time resident of Galesville, passed away early Saturday morning, May 9, 2020. He passed peacefully and spent his final days with his wife and sons.
Born March 15, 1929, in Ashland, Bob attended Ashland High School, graduating in 1947. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Northland College in Ashland and Master’s degree from the UW-Madison. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1950 1953.
Bob moved to Galesville in 1958, and was superintendent of schools of the Gale-Ettrick, and later Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau school district, from 1962 until 1989. He had a never-ending passion to bring the highest quality of education to the children of the community.
Over the years, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching sporting events. He was strong supporter of G-E-T athletics and a regular attendee of those events for over 50 years. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin on West Twin Lake in Ashland County. But more than anything, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife of 22 years, Julie; and his two sons: Bruce (Amy) and Jim (Sarah) and their families; and a sister, Geraldine Randby of Ashland. He was preceded in death by his parents: Leslie and Margaret Howard; two sisters: Marion, Shirley and a brother, Les.
A Celebration of Life event will be held at a later date. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.
The family wishes memorial contributions to be made to: Robert J. Howard Scholarship Fund – Citizens First Bank, 24050 3rd Street, Trempealeau, WI 54661; Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library, 11455 Fremont Street, Trempealeau, WI 54661.