Benjamin D. Howard

July 28, 2022

Benjamin Delon Howard, 87, of Downers Grove IL, at rest July 27, 2022. Born September 21, 1934 in Russellville, Alabama to Robert T. L. and Lottie Bolton Howard. Beloved father of Benny T. Howard, Linda (Richard) Klika and Brenda Tinerella; loving grandfather of Mychell Howard, Sam (Candy Richmond) Kaizer, Ashley (Derek) Anderson and Amanda Howard; devoted great grandfather of Anthony, Alyssa, Lily, Kara, Jase, Adalyn and Myles, great grandpuppy Pete and grandkittys P. Kitty and Tibbie; dearest brother of Arnell (the late Lisa) Howard and the late Margaret Hester, Marie (Jack) Miller, Barbara Howard, Thomas, Nello, Ollis, Levon and Clovis Howard; dear brother-in-law of Graton Hester, Shirley Howard and Shirley and Amos Ellis; fond uncle of Barbara Lawson, Elvin (Alice) Howard, Robert Howard Debra Howard,  Betty Jo Vincent, Alan (Virginia) Howard, Adam (Julie) Howard, Amanda (Brandon) Sharp, Amy (Tom) Duncan, Patsy Watkins, Don Miller, Terry Miller, Bobby Joe Miller, Martha Jane Delaney, Johnna (Michael) Morrow, Michael and Lance Howard, Janet and Sam Stokes. In addition the family would like to thank very special friend Gloria Ipina, along with other friends, Lauren Brown, Kathy Boebel, Alicia Bolton, Jenna Justice, Rachel Weinstein, Joy Redmond, Dr. Kapur and the staff of Transitions Hospice and Palliative Care. Ben was formerly employed with Pheoll Manufacturing in Cicero and a security guard for Allied Security where he was awarded for never missing a day for 13 years!. He was also a lifelong Cubs fan. Visitation Monday August 1, 2022 from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. followed by Funeral Services at Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 630-852-8000 or