Jack W. Howser

1943 - 2012

Mr. Jack W. Howser, age 89 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Saturday, October 6, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. Jack was born November 11, 1922, in Carney, Oklahoma, the son of Oliver C. and Emma Kielman Howser. He was married on October 25, 1943, in Linn, Mo. to Annabell M. Achilles. A life-long resident of the Jefferson City area, Jack was a 1940 graduate of Jefferson City High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific being discharged as a Sergeant and received a Bronze Star for his service. Jack was employed with the Jefferson City Post Office from 1960 until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Central United Church of Christ; the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wyman Basinger Post 35; the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5; the Disabled American Veterans, Oliver Buehrle Post 17; and of the American Postal Workers Union. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and was active in Griswold & Castiron Cookware Association. Survivors include: his wife of nearly 69 years, Annabell Howser; two sons, William E. Howser and his wife Elizabeth of Jefferson City, Mo. and Russell A. Howser and his wife Marlene of Fulton, Mo.; one daughter, Maribeth M. Muhonen of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 11 grandchildren, Rachel Foster, Jessie Goff, Abigail Lage, Nicholas Howser, Eric Howser, Scott Howser, Adam Howser, Roberta McLaren, Leroy McLaren, Mason Muhonen and Marisa Muhonen; and 10 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Oliver Howser, Blueford Howser, Victor Howser, and Vernon Howser; and one sister, Edna Vieth. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Larry Gallamore officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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