Danny Lee Howell, 73, Antwerp, Ohio died at 2:17 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana due to injuries sustained in a car accident on March 26.
He was born January 9, 1946, in Wabash, Indiana, to Charles (Charley) and Wilma (Forbes) Howell. On July 30, 1967, he married the love of his life, Karen Kay Fisher.
Surviving are his wife Karen Howell of Antwerp, Ohio; his children, Christopher (Caryn) Howell of Goshen, Indiana, Heidi (Donald) Morris of New Haven, Indiana; his sister, Margo (Mark) Elrod of Peru, Indiana; and 6 grandchildren, Cody, Calyn, Carlee and Chynzie Howell, Ashtin and Braxton Morris.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Wilma and Charley Howell.
Danny was a self-employed auto mechanic and auto body repairman. He would later fulfill his dream of building race cars and managing various race teams. Danny also was a veteran of the Vietnam War while serving in the United States Marine Corps, in which he received two Purple Hearts. The love and care for his wife, Karen was his greatest joy.
A Memorial Gathering will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Honeywell Room, at the Honeywell Center on 275 W. Market St, Wabash, IN. The purpose of this gathering is to set aside a time to reminisce, laugh and/or cry with family while remembering Danny. If you would like to pay respects and/or want to share a fond memory with the family, please join us as we honor Danny and celebrate the hope we have in Christ.
Though appreciated, the family request no flowers. However if you desire, memorials in honor of Danny can be made to Riley’s Children Hospital in Indianapolis or Bible Memory Ministries in Goshen.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com