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Howard Orland Maynard

04/26/1931 - 09/30/2021

Howard O. Maynard, 90, of Forbes passed away on September 30, 2021 at Waterview Woods in Eveleth.

Howard was born April 26, 1931 to Thomas Vern and Vivian (Mitchell) Maynard, in Parkville, MN. He was raised in Kelsey, MN. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. In his early years, he worked for the DM&IR, Pilot TAC-Oliver Mining, Reserve Mining, and retired with 30 years of service at EVTAC Mining as a production truck driver.

He married Rose Kochaver on Sept. 4, 1954 in Virginia, MN. They lived for 4 years in South Grove, Mt. Iron, MN and moved to Forbes in 1960 where they lived the rest of their lives. They raised 5 children there.

Howard enjoyed being outdoors. He loved farming, cutting wood, woodworking, and watching Westerns. He and Rose spent lots of time traveling in their motor home and exploring the Western states. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends. The coffee pot was always on.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rose; a sister, Mildred Dass; and his parents.

Howard is survived by his children: Jon (Tawni) Maynard of Iron, MN, Ann (Sid) Syverson of Forbes, Beth (Ray) Hamling of Forbes, Becky (Michael) Lamb of Forbes, and Joel (Traci) Maynard of Forbes; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Willard (Elda) Maynard of Arizona, and Alvin Maynard of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews; and his furry friend, Sunny.

The family would like to thank the staff of Waterview Woods and Hospice for taking such good care of Howard during his stay.

A private family service was held at an earlier date.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

3 thoughts on “Howard Orland Maynard”

  1. Kelly Nelson says:

    Hi, Maynard family. Your dad was a very special man & he sure loved your mom, they are back together in heaven looking down on there grown children & what a remarkable job they did. He sure will be missed. With deepest sympathy. Kelly (Tammaro) Nelson

  2. Edie and Art Kaunonen says:

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear
    father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    all at this sad time.
    Howard and Rose and you children were our
    neighbors for years. What a great couple and
    family. Howard was always there to help and
    full of fun. I am Edie (Thompson) Kaunonen
    daughter of Orville and Mary.

  3. Jamie Frances Isaacson says:

    So Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts, prayers and love sent.
    Mark, Jamie (Lanyk), Jared and Mason Isaacson

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