Eugene Laverne Hower, Sr

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Eugene Laverne Hower, Sr

  • Birth 11 Jul 1912 Holton, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 2009 Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 38284753

Gene lived all 97 years of his life in Michigan.He was born to George and Rena Hower(Burns)in Holton, Mi on July 11,1912.
Gene was employed by Shaw-Walker in Muskegon for 17 years until his retirement 1n 1977. Prior to that, he had been a truck driver and a service station attendant.
On May 31,1945 Gene married the former Rosella Brown. She survives him along with their 4 children. Gene and Rose were married for 64 happy years. Their children are, Eugene Hower Jr., Gladys Lazano, James Hower and Roger Hower. Gene's only sister, Daisy Knollinger (Hill) of Whitehall, MI. passed away on 9/16/2009. Gene is survived by a sister in-law, Alida Hower.
Gene was preceded in death by brothers, Leroy Hower, and Donald Hower.
Gene was a head usher in his Church at Calvery Memorial Church of North Muskegon. He also later attended the Church of the Nazarene in Grand Haven, where He and Rose lived for the past several years.
Gene's second love was woodworking, furniture making, anything he could build with tools and his hands. He had numerous grand children and many great granchildren , and great, great grand children.
Gene was always a happy, upbeat type of person. Always had a story to tell about the old days, any time some one would hint that they wanted to hear one. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. The world was a better place because of him.


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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 13 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38284753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Laverne Hower, Sr (11 Jul 1912–5 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38284753, ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46608045) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.