Calvin C. Howard, age 88 of Darlington passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Lafayette Manor in Darlington. He was born April 24, 1927 in Willow Springs Township in Lafayette County the son of Elmer and Mabel (Huss) Howard. Cal graduated from Darlington High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Betty A. Coulthard on October 12, 1949 at First Baptist Church in Darlington. Cal lived and farmed in Willow Springs Township until moving to Darlington in 1971 when he became a full-time carpenter until retiring in 1998.
Cal is survived by his wife Betty at home; and one son: Steven Howard of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Stanley Howard and one brother in infancy.
Cal attended Darlington United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the Order of Odd Fellows Chapter #171 the Darlington Free and Accepted Masons Chapter #64, and Yellowstone Flint and Cap Black Powder Club. Cal always loved doing carpentry work and collecting rocks. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Cal will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Darlington United Methodist Church (546 Park Place, Darlington) with Rev. Angela Steinhauer officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.