Obituaries

Billy "Bill" G. O'Howell

September 23, 1936 - September 17, 2020

Billy

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Billy “Bill” G. O’ Howell, 83, of Garden Prairie, Illinois, passed away suddenly in a tragic accident, September 17, 2020. He was born to David “D.L.” and Helen (Brown) O’ Howell September 23, 1936 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He married, Rena Hill March 29, 1974 in Marengo, Illinois. Bill retired from Arnold Magnetic in Marengo. He proudly served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Bill loved westerns and John Wayne. He loved to spend time with his family, grandkids, nieces and nephews- they were all special to him. He truly loved his family, his country and the military.

He will be loved and missed by his wife, Rena; son, Darrin (Alonda) O’Howell of Belvidere and sons, David and Rick O’Howell of Wisconsin; sister, Mary (Ed) Switzer and (special sister, Ann (Wilber) Marks of Ingleside); grand- daughters, Chastity Cardona, Sierra O’ Howell; grandsons, (Matthew and Lincoln of Belvidere); grandson, David Jr. of Rockford; several great grandchildren; 1 great- great grandchild; Brother in-laws, Albert (Virginia) Hill of Tennessee, Don (Evelyn)  Johnson of Tennesee, Tom (Connie) Johnson of Garden Prairie, Illinios, and Lester ( Carol) Hill of Belvidere; Sister in-laws, Mary Lou O’Howell , Jane Ballok, and Iona Hill  all of Belvidere and Jean Salazar of Garden Prarie; and many many nieces, nephews and friends which he  dearly loved and adored.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bob, Chuck and Franklin; sisters, Linda, Betty and Sandy; and infant triplets, Ronald, Donald and David.

 A walk through visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, September 28, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  In accordance with state guidelines, only 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home during the visitation and ceremony. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged. A private funeral service will be at Belvidere First Assembly of God. Pastor David Smith to officiate. Private burial at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Bill’s family to establish a memorial at a later date. To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Monday, September 28, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A walk through visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, September 28, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  In accordance with state guidelines, only 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home during the visitation and ceremony. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged

Belvidere First Assembly of God

1105 7th Avenue
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

(815) 544-3906

A private funeral service will be at Belvidere First Assembly of God. Pastor David Smith to officiate. Private burial at Union Cemetery.

Private burial at Union Cemetery.

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Rena, I’m so sorry about Bill’s passing. He was always a kind man! I know you are missing him. I will be praying for you and your family.

Sonja McCulloch 2020-09-28T22:42:40

Rena I has alot of sad for you you have joined a group that has lost a spouse no meetings just hurt here is my HUG to you and your family.

marcus anderson 2020-09-25T18:10:14

Rena, my thoughts and prayers are with you and family. I know we haven’t stayed in touch since I left Illinois, but I have thought of you two often remembering the good times we shared. Bill was the best boss I ever worked for.

Mary Roberts 2020-09-24T18:36:23

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Bill was a fair boss to work with at Arnolds and a very good person to have gotten to know over the years. May God’s love and grace help you through the days ahead.

Sharon Hodge 2020-09-23T20:07:07

Rena and family,
Joe and I want to offer our condolences to all of you. Mary and Chad always speak so highly of you Rena and of Bill. Prayers your hearts will eventually heal and loving thoughts of Bill will conquer all.
Carmen and Joe Schwartz

Carmen and Joe Schwartz 2020-09-22T15:48:25

Rena, so sorry for your loss! You and Bill were the best neighbors a guy could ever hope for! See you Monday!

Wes Litsey 2020-09-22T13:28:49

We lost a good man.I’ve been his nephew all my life Bill was always there and we loved him for it.We had many great moments having him in our lives was a blessing.Taken too soon a senseless tragedy an loss that could have been avoided my Dad serious hurt emotions are high an Condolences to our family to stay in good spirits an healing for everyone who loved him.We were all lucky to have him…

Kenneth Hill 2020-09-22T12:26:14

Sorry for your family’s loss.

Darrin O'Howell and family 2020-09-22T05:16:38

David and David Jr. I am so sorry for your loss… I am sending my prayers and HUGS…

Karen Jordan Lindenmier 2020-09-21T20:38:59

Aunt Rena and family my heart aches for you all. Uncle Bill was a great uncle. He loved me as his own. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all

Jaris L Campbell 2020-09-21T19:39:35

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