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Walter "Wally" Howlett
May 11, 1938 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Walter Howlett (Wally) of Columbia Mo. passed away in his home surrounded by love on Oct. 13, 2023 at 85 years old. Walter was welcomed into heaven by his beloved mother Mamie Howlett, sister Joanne Charminick and his son Jon Howlett ( who probably had a cold beer waiting for him) Wally is survived by the love of his life Vivian Howlett (Walton) of Columbia, his Daughter Linda Mcdermit (Eddie Mcdermit) of Moberly, and Daughter in law Noelle Howlett of Gurnee, Illinois. Grandkids, Nicole Howlett of Waukegan, Illinois, Angela Mcdermit of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Riki Howlett of Waukegan, Illinois, April Mcdermit of Columbia, Missouri and Ty Howlett of Libertyville, Illinois. Wally is also survived by great grandchildren Kamarion Howlett, Emma Mahoney, Aaliyah Mcdermit, Da’Niyah Howlett, Coby Mahoney, Jeremiah Mayfield, Mack Mahoney and Elijah “little Wally” Mcdermit. Wally was born May 11,1938 in North Chicago, Illinois. He met His loving wife Vivian in 1963 and they were married on Aug 8th 1964. Wally and Vivian both knew instantly that they belonged together. The love they have for each other is obvious to everyone around.. Walter took so much pride in being married for 59 years. Even when Wally was sick, as long as he held Vivian’s hand he was happy. Wally, like any Chicago guy loved hotdog stands, he’d frequently say there were not enough in Missouri. Walter loved spoiling his dog Charlie and his grand puppies Kya and Ellie, with nightly treats. ( they loved it too!). Wally enjoyed watching horse races, football games, and betting on the winners with his best buddy, Skip Clarke. He also loved teasing Skip about politics ( everyone who knows Wally knows he disliked Donald Trump) Wally didn’t know a stranger and made everyone he met feel like family. Wally loved making other people smile and laugh; One of his favorite hats said “ I’m not old I’m a recycled teenager.” He loved how that hat made people smile. Wally loved polka music, garage saling, westerns, and dancing with his dancing partner Connie Dameron. Wally will be remembered as a loving man who had an infectious smile, who tried his best everyday, and did anything within his power to make his family safe and happy. He will be deeply missed and constantly remembered.