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Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00 pm
Croatian Center
6575 Indianola Road
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Burial will be at a later date


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Howard Williams

Des Moines

Howard Williams
Des Moines

Howard “Howie” Williams, 75, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017, at Veterans Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born February 18, 1942, to Edna Warren and Kenny Williams. Howard proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Ellis Island Bar. Howard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching NASCAR, going to the bar, and drinking coffee and playing video games.

Howard is survived by his son, Howard (Miranda) Williams, four brothers, Kenny (Velma) Williams, Larry Williams, Boots (Karen) Warren, and Greg (Dee) Warren, three sisters, Linda Warren, Karen Scott, and Connie Young, grandchildren, Jordan, Alena, Trey, Hailey, Matthew, Talor, Stone, Cali and Lane, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenny Williams and Edna Warren, step-father, Bud Warren, brother, Meredith Williams, two sisters, Sally Ellis and Joann Sly, two sisters-in-law, Sharon Williams and Julie Williams, and brothers-in-law, Joe Young and Foz Scott' nephew, Danny Scott.

A celebration of life will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Croatian Center, 6575 Indianola Road, Des Moines, Iowa with military honors following. Burial will be at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com