Michael A. Howard

Birth: June 3rd, 1958
Death: January 14th, 2013
Age: 54 years
Residence:Tooele, Utah
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Michael A. Howard, age 54 years, of Tooele, Utah, passed away unexpectedly on January 14, 2013. He was born on June 3, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. A 1976 graduate of Bay City Central High School, Michael proudly served his country for 20 years in the US Army. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Utah State University and was employed by URS Corp. He was an Elder at First Lutheran Church in Tooele. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, and a kind and doting grandfather. Survivors include his wife, the former Melissa T. Carrasco, whom he married on December 19, 1998; two children, Carrie Hanson and Brandon (Desiree) Howard, and six grandchildren: Robert and Russell Hanson and Chandler, Carson, Dawson, and Emree Howard. Michael is also survived by his mother, Bernice (Bunny) R. Howard; six brothers: John W. Howard, Jr., James (Becky) Howard, David (Susan) Howard, Timothy (Kathy) Howard, Mark (Barbara) Howard, and William (Patricia) Howard; many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins; Carrasco relatives, and many special friends. He was predeceased by his father, John W. (Jack) Howard. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bay City, Michigan. The Rev. Leroy Westphal will officiate. Michael will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time.  Burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Bay City.

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