Robert Edward Howell

December 13, 1937January 16, 2015
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ROBERT E. "BOB" HOWELL CHESTERTON, IN , age 77, of Chesterton, passed away peacefully at Woodland Manor of Elkhart on January 16, 2015, with his loving family at his side. Bob was born December 13, 1937, in Grant County, Indiana, to the late Howard and Imo Howell. Also preceding him in death are his children Todd and Tim Howell, and Shelly Jackson. On March 20, 1981, he married his wife, Kae (Crowel) Howell, who survives. Also surviving are his children: Jackie (Ed) Mateyka, Mary Kae (Rick) Ringer, Terri (Kenny) Spriggs, Scott (Vicky) Houldieson, and Brad (Michaela) Houldieson; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; siblings: Charles (Mary) Howell, David (Lorraine) Howell and Janet Klefeker, his former spouse Betty Jane Howell, and his loving pet Molly. Mr. Howell was a truck driver and mechanic for Trans United for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and nature lover. He enjoyed spending time with his family while camping, fishing and gardening. He was also a talented woodworker. Most of all he loved grandfatherhood, creating memories with them and being a positive part of their lives. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 South Cline Ave. Schererville, Indiana 46375) with Rev. David Kovalow- St.John officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family prefers donation to be given towards: Woodland Manor Memory Care Unit, C/O Heather White 343 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart, IN 46514. To leave online condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Doug Schurr

January 20, 2015

We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's passing. He was always a lot of fun when I was a kid. Jackie, Aunt Kae, Uncle Dave, Uncle Chuck, and Mom we are so sorry for your loss. I know there are so many we have not met, please accept our condolences.

Rev. Scott Nedberg

January 20, 2015

Saddened to here of your brothers passing, Janet. Please know we are keeping you and family in our prayers. I pray you can feel the love that surrounds you in this time of sorrow. God Bless You and yours!

With Love,
Pastor Scott and Your church family at Warren United Church of Christ

Mary Sikorski

January 19, 2015

Dear Kae, and all of Bob's family, my prayers are with you at this difficult time. I hope you find comfort as you share family stories.
God bless.

Bob Howell

January 19, 2015

So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My family and I will pray for you. I miss you and hope to see you this summer. Time heals as they say, it will be 3 year's this Feb 16 since Joe passed.

Jane Papiese

January 19, 2015

Sorry to hear of your husband's passing, Kae. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Joy Howell

January 18, 2015

We are very sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. He is now in a better place free of pain.

Barbara Regeski

January 18, 2015

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing Kae. Sending our sympathy from Florida. Cherish your memories.
Love, Barbara and Roy

Chris Howell-Becker

January 18, 2015

Uncle Bob you will always be in my heart and I have amazing memories to hold. I love you. I am sad he is gone, but I am happy he is at peace. I love you Jackie and he was blessed to have you there with him.