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Lois M. Howard

August 24, 1933 April 28, 2019
Lois M. Howard
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Obituary for Lois M. Howard

Lois M. Howard (nee Jespersen), age 85, a resident of Downers Grove, IL since 1967, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Burgess Square of Westmont, IL.

She was born on August 24, 1933 in Chicago, IL.

Lois is survived by her three children Jeff Howard, of Villa Park, IL, Sue (Steve) Holzkopf of Batavia, IL, and Mark (Jennifer) Howard of Clarendon Hills, IL, four grandchildren Kate and Will Holzkopf, Natalie and Warren Howard, sister Nancy (Roy) Goern, sister-in-law Judy (Bill) Gillen, and nieces and nephews Derrick, Sandra, Valerie, Steve, and Cynthia.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Howard, whom she married June 27, 1958, her parents June and Harry Jespersen, brother-in-law Richard Howard, and her nephew Tom Gillen.

Lois grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago and was a graduate of Taft High School. She was a longtime volunteer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a founding volunteer at Our Children's Place, and a PTA member. She will be remembered as being an avid reader and an artist.

Services were private.

Future inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at 36 S Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, IL. For more information, please call (630)355-0213.


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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

36 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
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