Brad Howard, of Osceola, Wis., was called to his heavenly home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Dec. 1, 2021. He was born in Ladysmith, Wis., on Dec. 29, 1955 to Marvin Howard and Loretta Stark.
He grew up and graduated high school in the Northwoods of Tomahawk, Wis., class of 1974, where he was known as “Budley.” He and his family moved to Osceola in 1994. Brad worked many years in the propane industry and several years working for a printing company. His true passion was his family and his faith. He found great joy in talking about the Lord and sharing His Word with others. He had the opportunity to do so on multiple trips to Israel and throughout the Middle East. In his younger years, he enjoyed scuba diving and exploring shipwrecks off the north shore. Later in life, he enjoyed woodworking and making beautifully handcrafted traditional pipes, just like his Grandpa French.
Brad is survived by his wife, Mary, and their five children: Gabe Howard (Jenn) of St. Paul, Minn., Joel Howard of Helena, Mont., Heather Viebrock (Jon) of Osceola, Stephanie Buchmiller (Eli) of Clancy, Mont., and Titus Howard (Alyssia) of Yelm, Wash.; and their seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, William, Abigail, Evan, Mason, Caiden, and Sofia. He is further survived by his mother – Loretta Stark; brothers – Larry Howard and Philip Howard; sister – Virginia Larson; and brother-in-law – Brian (Michelle) Arnott.
He is preceded in death by his father – Marvin, sister – Wendy, and granddaughter Mia Grace.
Brad was buried at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at Prairie Rapids Cemetery.
Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.