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William "Terry" Howard Obituary

William "Terry" Howard, age 80, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Terry was born on April 14, 1936, in Pueblo, Colo., to the late George and Mary (Gause) Howard. He married Karen Boning on April 24, 1960, in Leigh, Neb. Terry is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. Terry was a professor in the Cooperative Extension Service in the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 31 years. He was active for many years in the Madison West Kiwanis Club.

Terry was also very involved over the years at World Dairy Expo serving as a superintendent of Holsteins and in other areas of the show. Read more about his involvement at WDE HERE. Terry played basketball at Nebraska where he was the center. Among his opponents was Wilt Chamberlain who played for Kansas. 

Terry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Karen; three children, Steven (Ember) Howard, Matthew Howard and Rachel Howard; five grandchildren, Patrick (Wendy) Wiltzus, Tavon Howard, Deon Howard, Jeffrey (Gabrielle) Howard, and Hailey (Ryan) Jenson; niece, Jennifer Moore, and nephew, Michael Moore.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Mary Moore.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, at MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 110 N. Whitney Way, Madison, with the Rev. Jason Zobel presiding. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, and also from 10 a.m. until the service at the church on Friday.

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