Howard Metcalf age 80 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Thursday, September 02, 2010 at the Northwood Deaconess Health Care Center in Northwood, ND.
Howard James Metcalf son of Frederick Howard Metcalf and Mabel (Meyers) Metcalf, was born in his home in East Grand Forks, MN on Sept. 30, 1929. Howard Graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1949. He entered the Navy 1951 and was discharged in 1953. He served in the Korean War conflict. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 157 and also life time member of VFW Post 3817. Howie was employed by the EGF Police Dept. 1957 to 1959 and also worked for Boeing Co., TriValley, and several construction jobs at the G.F. Air Force Base through the 70’s. He worked in the gambling Dept. for the VFW 1955 to 2010. He was united in marriage to Delores Mykleby May 25, 1961
Howie was Post Commander at VFW 1961 to 1962. He served on VFW Honor Guard for 55 yrs. He was Santa Clause every Christmas 45 yrs for the children at the VFW. Other commitments for VFW included Quarter Master, Judge Advocate, and Chaplain.
Howie is survived by his wife, Delores, East Grand Forks, MN; sons: Scott (Janet) Brown, Crookston, MN, Edward Lars (Linda) Brown, Springlake Park, MN, Frederick Metcalf, East Grand Forks, MN, James Metcalf, East Grand Forks, MN and Christopher Metcalf, Everett, WA; daughters: Laurie (Curt) Moen, Janine (Douglas) Mondor, Tina Metcalf and Betty Lou Metcalf all of East Grand Forks, MN; 27 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; two brothers: Bob (Dianne), Hastings, MN and Terry, East Grand Forks, MN; four sisters: Rosemarie (Bill Steinbar) O’leary, East Grand Forks, MN, Maureen Schreder, Detroit Lakes, MN, Catherine Anderson, Forest Lake, MN and Patty Kramchuck, Grand Forks, ND. Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Irene Sullivan and Margaret Lewis; four brothers Jack, Fritz, Bill and Joey.
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Friday, September 10th, 2010 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN and 1 hour prior Funeral Service in Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN
Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota