Dennis Howland

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Funeral service for Dennis Howland were held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Winner City Cemetery. Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Dennis was born on December 22, 1947, in Littleton, NH, the second child of Arthur (John) Perley Howland and Vivian (Haynes) Howland. The family moved back to Holyoke, CO at his second birthday and remained through his school years. Denny graduated from Holyoke High School and went on to Colorado State University, graduating with a degree in animal science. Upon graduation he entered the Army and was stationed in Virginia. He was honorably discharged in 1972. He started his career in the animal feed industry working in KS, WA and ending up in Winner, where he remained. During this time his first marriage ended in divorce, but to this union a daughter was born, Melanie Gwen. In 1981 he met Donna Faubion and they married on October 23, 1982. Denny loved his work with animals, making sure they had just the right ration to try to get the results the producer was looking for. As a change of pace, he became a Highland Potato Chip routeman for a time. He did go back into the feed industry working for the Co-op, helping with chemical and fertilizer application. In 2002 he quit his job and purchased his first sprayer, truck and trailer. H & P Partnership was started and he worked from the backyard of their home and rented a warehouse. In 2005 Denny and Donna purchased the partnership and became Howland Custom Application. They purchased land to put up a building, housing the chemicals and storing equipment. As he got older, he found he didn't want to be in the sprayer from dawn to dark and wanted to move into the dry fertilizer business. The first building, along with the truck, trailer and sprayer was sold to Covey Custom Application and a second building was put up behind the first along with a dry fertilizer handling system. He wasn't a real "hobby" person, but did like to water ski when given the chance, golf, bowl and snow ski. Prior to starting the business Denny and Donna would take part in the state couple golf tournament during the summer. In his younger years after moving to Winner, he was a part of the A & W ball team. Denny was a member and past president of the former local Jaycee chapter of Winner in the late 70's. Growing up and his mother being one of 13, there was a card game going whenever any of them gathered. Denny has an infectious laugh that could not be hid. Dennis Howland, age 69 of Winner passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from heart failure, at the Winner Regional Healthcare Facility in Winner. Denny is survived by wife Donna of 34 years; daughter, Gwen and husband John and children Cody and Samantha Richards of Butte, MT; two great-grandchildren; sister Patty Garwatoski of Columbus, OH; brother-in-law and wife Rick and Diane Faubion of Winner; many aunts, uncles nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viv; sister, Connie and brother Allen, father and mother-in-law, Dick and Dorothy Faubion, uncles, aunts and cousins.

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