Howard Edward Lyne Jr.

April 5, 1949April 12, 2018

Howard Edward Lyne, Jr., 69, of Montezuma, IN, passed away peacefully at his home that he shared with his beloved dogs. He was born on April 5, 1949, in Illinois to Howard E. Lyne, Sr. and Eva P. (Murray) Nitz.

Howard is survived by his daughters, Rachel Teneyuca of Steger, IL and Brianne Hetman and husband Adam of Manteno, IL; grandchildren, Jessica Charles and husband Matt, Sean Connell, Cadence Hetman, and Lucas Hetman; a sister, Sharon Alberts and husband John of Park Forest, IL; and his faithful canine companions, Ava, Miley, and Candy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Chester Nitz.

Howard proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Olympia Fields, IL police department where he was an officer for many years. After retirement, Howard worked security. He was an avid gun, knife, and miscellaneous weapon collector. He doted on his dogs, Ava, Miley, and Candy.

Per his wishes, cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


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Richard Haltek

April 15, 2018

So sorry to hear about Howie. He was truly an original and someone I considered a friend. A friend remains so regardless of how much time and distance separates them. Again, sorry to hear of his passing.