November 19, 1931 – June 9, 2018
Sheldon K. Howell, "Skip" age 86, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away on Saturday June 9, 2018. Born on November 19, 1931 to William and Genevieve Howell in Wyandotte, Michigan. Loving husband of the late Sally Marie (Griffis) Howell.
Survived by son David (Amy) Howell and daughter, Jennifer (Bruce) Carpenter, Grandfather of Laurn (Chang Kyu) Lee, Noah Howell, and Ethan and Emma Carpenter. Also survived by sister Betsy Underwood and best friend Bernie Milowe.
Preceded in death by parents Wiliam and Genevieve Howell and wife Sally Marie Howell.
Skip was a devoted father and family man, who loved food, cars, trains and boats. He was an avid art and classical music fan. He also enjoyed spending time with friends Bernie and Doug. Skip met his main goal which was to see all of his grandchildren graduate from High School. He was a man of great faith who anxiously awaited meeting his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and being reunited with his wife Sally. He will be dearly missed.
A celebration of Skips' life will be held at a later date.
June 16, 2018
The kindest and most positive man of gentility! Those are the qualities I shall treasure about Skip when I miss seeing him walking to his car or just out and about. I enjoyed our chats when we did "meet up", and I loved to see him caring for his car with such TLC! He brought a smile to my face each day. I shall miss him, but I know he has attained "the greater life"! Enjoy your peace, Skip! Until...