ROCHELLE — George Washington Howe Jr., 86, of Rochelle passed away Thursday, Jan. 27 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford. The son of George W. Howe and Lillian Yochum married Julie Ann Horton on July 1, 1959. He was a veteran of the Navy and was a retired truck driver from Nestle. George liked to fish, loved talking to his children and grandchildren and spending time with his wife.
George is preceded in death by his parents as well as his sons Clyde, Daniel and George.
He is survived by his wife, Julie, his sister Ida Hall, his children Pete (Cathy) of Poplar Grove, Joseph (Tonia) Howe, Kevin (Lori) Miller and his daughter-in-law Darcy Howe all from Rochelle. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his longtime family friends Mike and Becky Stombaugh.
A celebration of life will be held late this spring.