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Danny Lee Howell

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

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Danny Howell, please visit our flower store.


Karen, So sorry to hear about Dan, We had so, so many good times together for many years. I remember many things from all of us going skiing, racing, building cars and engines and just overall fun times. I'm sure he made a victory lap to celebrate no more pain in his legs. Are prayers are with you and your family. RIP Dan.

Bob & Barb Kirby, Lexington, SC Apr 28 2019 12:00 AM

Karen, Chris, Heidi and family,
Danny was a good friend to Tom and I. My sincere condolences to you all. You were blessed with some wonderful memories.

Loretta Templin Kessler Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort and hope that god will remove death tears and pain. Revelation 21:3&4 Jw.og

Melissa Apr 24 2019 12:00 AM

Danny was a very sweet guy, he was some what of a prankster at times. Havent seen him for ages but, he will always be missed.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. God Bless.

Patsy (Moore) Kessler Apr 24 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Danny Lee Howell. The death of a love one, is one of the most painful experience to face in life. You are not alone in your grief. God's word the bible provides the best source of comfort. There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. Acts 24:15 Earthly Resurrection.

Ana Williams Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your lose - remember good times at the Warsaw race track. God's grace & mercy be with you during this time of sorrow - Life is not always fair, but God is always good!

Deb McCombs Miller Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM