Donald Dale Howman

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 1952
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WOOSTER – Donald Dale Howman, 66, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 after a period of declining health.

He was born May 21, 1952 in Lodi, the son of Donald E. and Annie Stahl Howman.  He married Sharon Boak on February 22, 1974.  She survives.

Dale’s love was farming especially raising and showing sheep and dairy cattle.  He showed at the Stark Co. Fair, Wayne Co. Fair and the Ohio State Fair.  He loved farming and International Tractors.  He was an avid Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.

Dale lived for his family and his greatest love of all were his grandchildren.  County fairs and 4-H were his life and meant the world to him. Dale loved spending time with family and will be greatly missed.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Sharon, are his children, David (Charlene) Howman of Wooster, Mike Howman, Joe (Brenda) Howman both of W. Salem and Christine (Ron) Strock of Wooster; his mother Annie of Orrville; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grand-child; his siblings, Paul (Dorothy) Howman of Cincinnati, John (Marla) Howman of Massillon, Claire (Rita Joy) Howman of Warsaw, Ruth (Sheldon) Metcalf of Wooster and Martha (Marv) Byall of Orrville.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Dale has been cremated and a memorial service of his life will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 2-3:00 p.m. followed by a light luncheon at the Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make contributions to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

To the funeral home to help defray expenses


Memorial service Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 2-3:00 p.m. followed by a luncheon at The Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville


I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and papa, I only met him a couple of times but anyone could tell he was a family man. Gods peace and love be with you and the entire Howman family.

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm going to miss our county fair conversations. I always look forward to seeing him there!

To Don's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

To Dale's Family & Friends, We are very saddened to hear about Dale. We were co-workers at American Augers, he was a good worker I enjoyed talking to. God Bless your Family.

There are so many good is so hard to believe you are gone and it hurts so bad.My heart is so broken rite now.Dad was not just my father but my best friend!you were my idol and my farming partner.We will always love you Dad.You will never be forgotten,ever. Love your son ,Dave.

So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing, he and your whole family were such wonderful people and great employees when you worked for us! May he RIP..

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