Born: April 6, 1941
Died: September 30, 2018
Visitation: Thursday, October 4, 2018
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm and
Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg

Howard “Howie” A. Wildeboer, 77, was born on April 6, 1941 in Chicago to the late Henry and the late Lillian (nee Porth), and passed away suddenly on September 30, 2018 while on vacation with his son, Ray, and nephew, Billy, at his favorite fishing place, Lake Nokomis, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

At Tuley High School in Chicago, he was captain of varsity basketball and football star of his team. He coached football at Portage Park for 12 years with his best friend and sidekick, Chuck Breitenstein. He loved playing Pinochle with Chuck and Tom Mulcahy. He was a life long Cubs and Bears fan. He accepted his many health issues with optimism and without complaint. Loving husband of 57 years to his high school sweetheart, Joyce (nee Pecka); proud father of Denise (the late Glenn) Thuernau: Shari (Steve) Caboor and Ray; fond grandfather of Bee (Mike) Phillips, Megan (Tyler) Bravo and Jeremy and Amy Caboor; dear beloved brother of William (Terri); charming uncle to nieces and nephews and fun-loving cousin and friend of those whose lives he touched.

Please omit flowers.

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