Ronald Howard

Obituary of Ronald Gene Howard

Howard, Ronald G. age 84, passed away peacefully at home on September 24, 2023. Born on March 29, 1939, in Randolph, Vermont to Paul M. and Beatrice M. Howard who pre-deceased him. He graduated from Braintree-Randolph Union High School. After graduating from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, he proudly and honorably served 24 years in the United States Army reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Ron was also proud to earn the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. After retiring from the Army in 1984, Ron and his wife moved to Eden Prairie, MN where he worked for Honeywell and Alliant Tech Systems for 14 years. Ron loved his family, especially the many happy, fun times he spent with his grandchildren. He was a sports enthusiast; he also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and winter sports. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughters Cynthia (Robert) Beserra and Ronda (Daniel) Pierre; grandchildren Neko (Luz), Keeana, and Seth and goddaughter Catherine. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 9, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Avenue South, Edina, MN. Private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation: PKD Foundation, P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187 (Donate to General Donations ( or Henry B. Melrose Veterans Honor Program, Fund for Hospice at foundations/park-nicollet/ foundation-form/


Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, October 9, 2023
Cremation Society of Minnesota - Edina
7110 France Avenue
Edina, Minnesota, United States
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