Brad Howard of Osceola was called to his heavenly home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Dec. 1, 2021. He was 65.

He was born in Ladysmith on Dec. 29, 1955, to Marvin Howard and Loretta Stark. He grew up and graduated high school in the North Woods of Tomahawk class of 1974, where he was known as “Budley” He and his family moved to Osceola in 1994.

Brad worked many years in the propane industry and several years working for a printing company. His true passion was his family and his faith. He found great joy in talking about the Lord and sharing His Word with others. He had the opportunity to do so on multiple trips to Israel and throughout the Middle East.

In his younger years he enjoyed scuba diving and exploring ship wrecks off the north shore. Later in life he enjoyed woodworking and making beautifully handcrafted traditional pipes, just like his Grandpa French.

He was preceded in death by his father Marvin, sister Wendy, and granddaughter Mia Grace.

Brad is survived by his wife, Mary, and their five children; Gabe Howard (Jenn) of St. Paul, Minn.; Joel Howard of Helena, Mont.; Heather Viebrock (Jon) of Osceola; Stephanie Buchmiller (Eli) of Clancy, Mont., and Titus Howard (Alyssia) of Yelm Wash.; and seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, William, Abigail, Evan, Mason, Caiden, and Sofia.

Funeral services will be Dec. 10 at 11 a.m., at Osceola Community Church in Osceola.

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