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Obituary - Howard D. Hickman


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 10:24am

Howard Hickman

Howard D. Hickman, 89, passed away due to natural causes at his residence on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Howard's life will be scheduled at a later date.

His family has suggested memorial donations be made in his name to the North Central Senior Center, 2 Second St. W., Havre, MT 59501.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Howard's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .

Howard was born on July 10, 1930, in Westboro, MO, to Milam and Lula (Cowan) Hickman. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After he was discharged, Howard returned home to Twin Falls, ID, and on December 29, 1954, he married Joyce Koll, a marriage that lasted 65 years, with whom he had three children.

Howard transferred to Havre in 1971 to manage Columbia Paint Store. He worked for several years as a self-employed carpenter, and he and Joyce remodeled and flipped several houses before flipping became popular. The last 12 working years he spent at Northern Montana College, retiring in 2005.

Howard was a truly dedicated family man with a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed collecting and hunting; but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milam and Lula Hickman.

Howard is survived by his wife, Joyce of Havre; children, Kim (Valerie) Hickman of Havre, Tari (Edward) Renna of Boise, ID, and Brett (Patti) Hickman of Havre; grandchildren, Megan (Cory) Roth, Michelle (Shane) Rice, Keesha (Erich) Renna, Kelsey Renna, Michael (Mary) Hickman, Kristi Hickman, and Kody Hickman; great-grandchildren, Adeline Roth and Kennady Rice; and many beloved in-laws.


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