Robert Frederick Howard

  • Born: April 18, 1938
  • Died: September 14, 2016
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

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Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family


Robert Frederick Howard, age 78, of Adrian, died suddenly Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Toledo Hospital. He was born April 18, 1938 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to John Edward and Gladys Naomi (Knowles) Howard. He was married to Debbra Ann Sancrant in Ida, Michigan and she survives. He had been employed by the Summerfield Public Schools as a teacher for 42 years and the Lenawee County Sheriff's Marine Division for 30 years. He also coached boys' and girls' golf and boys' basketball. Bob was inducted in 2004 to the Adrian College Hall of Fame for basketball, tennis and golf and the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
Bob is survived by his beloved family, wife Debbra; his children Kimberly (Bob) Cobb of Monroe, Jason (Mindy) of Adrian, Bryan (Kristen) of Adrian, Chris (Annie) of Adrian, and Nick (Michelle) of Hudsonville; grandchildren, Justin "Moe" Cobb, A.J., Brendan, Lauren, Carter, Cooper, Evelynn, Logan, Megan, Brock, Hazel "Amazing" Grace Howard; a great grandchild Hayden Cobb; several brother and sister in law's and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father in law; and his first wife Donna.
The Funeral Liturgy of the Word will be held Monday, September 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Deacon Leonard Brown officiating to be followed by cremation. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. to be followed by the service.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Bob was the first person to score a touchdown at Maple Stadium, therefore the family request memorial contributions be made to the Maple Stadium Improvement Project. Checks may be made to ASEF Maple Stadium Drive. Contributions may also be made to the Howard Family, checks may be made to Debbra Howard. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.