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Kenneth Howe Jr., age 43 of Newport, passed away December 7, 2018.
Funeral service will be 11 am, Friday, December 14, 2018 at Newport Lutheran Church, 900 – 15th Avenue, Newport. Visitation will be 4-7 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 – 80th Street S., Cottage Grove and also one hour prior to the services on Friday. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Kenneth Harrison Howe Jr. was born November 3, 1975 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Kenneth and Diane (Schlorhaufer) Howe. He graduated with honors from Park High School in 1994 and went on to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee and Metropolitan State in St. Paul. Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid fan of the local Minnesota sports teams. He was a supporter of Walk For Thought, which was an event that supported the Brain Injury Alliance. He was quick witted and loved to entertain and make people laugh. Ken had a kind heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand to everyone he knew. He was an example to all and will always remembered for his amazing grace and strength of character in spite of his health concerns.
Ken is survived by his mom Diane; dad Kenneth (Shirley); brother Brandon; sister Noelle; grandma Dorothy Howe as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins all of whom he loved dearly. Preceded in death by grandparents John and Carol Schlorhaufer, Robert Howe and uncle Larry Howe.