Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Robert “Steve” Howard, 68, of Kouts passed away Tuesday, September 28,2021. He was born June 18, 1953 in Hammond to Arthur & Doris (Kerlinska) Howard and graduated from Kouts High School in 1971. Steve made his career as owner and operator of H & A Auto in Kouts since 1984. He loved his work and it defined him as a person, allowing him to help neighbors and friends. Always loyal to his family and friends, his giving nature and preference to stay close to home made him a reliable go-to guy all his life.  Survivors include his children, Tom (Amy) Howard of Valparaiso, Jenny (Nate) Birch of North Manchester, Tim (Jessica) Howard of Kouts & Tony (Lisa) Howard of Kouts, his longtime partner, Diane Smith of Kouts, sister, Linda (Jeff) Thatcher of Hanna, grandchildren, Mackenna, Dekon, Mia, Kate & Bradley, and step-grandson, Dylan. He was preceded in death by his mother, and step-father, Doris & Bill Nevers.
A memorial gathering will be held Monday from 4 – 7 pm at Kosanke Funeral Home, Kouts.

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