Howard was born January 6, 1934 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Arnold and Bernice (Allen) Henningsgaard. He graduated from the Mabel High School in
1952 and then moved to Minneapolis shortly thereafter. On February 5, 1955 he was united in marriage to Doris Sylling in Spring Grove. They later divorced. He worked for Bambi Bread and Appleton Electric while living in Minneapolis. In 1990 he moved to Mabel and was a tour guide for R&M Amish Tours in Harmony. He enjoyed telling stories, history, traveling, photography, and reading. He was a member of the Toastmasters and the Civil Air Patrol.
Howard unexpectedly passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007 at his home at the age of 73.
Howard is survived by three children Debbie (Lowell) Thomas of Plymouth, Minn., Jeff of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Sue (Pat) Gleason of Champlin, Minn.; and six grandchildren Ryan, Nick, Meghan, Angela, Adam, and Hannah.
He was prededed in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be 1 P.M., Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Curtis Fox officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from one hour prior to services at the church.