Mr. Donald B. Howland, of Lansing, died May 11, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Born November 6, 1927 to Bertha and Harry B. Howland, Donald spent all of his life in Lansing. He worked for over 50 years for the A.A. Smith Insurance Agency. He was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Mary Cathedral.
He met and married the love of his life Patricia Smith in 1950 and had 48 wonderful years together. Out of that love four children were born, Robert and wife Barbara, James and wife Kathy, Mary and husband Tom, Kathy and husband Kevin.
He is also survived by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and one brother, LeRoy Howland of DeWitt. Donald was preceded in death by his wife Patricia in 1994.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Avenue, Lansing on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary to be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to mass on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lansing Stoneleigh Residence or to St. Mary Cathedral in memory of Donald.
Thank you Dad for the love you gave us and the example you always showed. We love you always.