LTC (Ret) Henry Lee Howe, age 84, died April 26, 2023 following a hemorrhagic stroke. Born in Stevens Point, WI, he grew up in South St. Paul, MN. He was active in Civil Air Patrol in high school, serving as the Cadet Commander his senior year. He entered the third class of the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating in 1961 with a rating as Navigator. His service of 28 years included a tour in Vietnam, navigation instructor and Flight Examiner, manager and engineer for several projects. He earned a MS in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University. He retired in 1985 and began working as an avionics systems engineer for military contractors, retiring in 2004.
He married Peggy Ogden in 1964, and they were blessed with son Eric and daughter Tricia. The family enjoyed his 3-year tour in West Germany.
Henry was a lifelong servant of Christ and his church. He always promoted men in spiritual development and service, such as serving on the ELCA Lutheran Men in Mission board, initiating men participating in the Texas Ramp Project in Georgetown, and serving as interim executive director of Briarwood Retreat Center near Denton. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Peggy in her 35 years as ordained Lutheran pastor.
Henry loved to travel. He drove a pickup cab- over camper with Peggy and toddler Eric from CO to AK. He converted a maxi-van for touring in Europe. Peggy and he visited all 7 continents.
A worship service giving thanks for Henry’s life and service and celebrating new life in Christ will be held on Saturday, June 17, 11 am, at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown, Tx. Messages may be posted on the Caring Bridge for Henry L. Howe, USAFA ‘61.
You may send a card to Peggy at her home:
2925 Addie Ln
Georgetown, TX 78628-2744
Praise God from whom all blessings flow and for all disciples who love and serve in God’s name.
We remember Henry's family and friends in our prayers and trust that the promise of the Resurrection is true and sure.
Bishop Sue Briner