Howard Duck IV

Nov. 15, 1975-April 17, 2017

Howard Wilson Duck

IV, the son of Howard

Duck III and Ronda

(Tofte) Duck was born No-

vember 15, 1975 in Grand

Forks, North Dakota. He

died at the age of 41 years

on Monday, April 17,

2017 at the scene of a mo-

tor vehicle/train collision

in Rugby, North Dakota.

Howard was raised in

the home of his parents at

the Grand Forks Airbase

and in Germany. The fam-

ily moved to Rugby where

Rhonda raised Howard

and his brother, Travis.

He received his educa-

tion, graduating from Rug-

by High School, the class

of 1994. He completed his

education at Lake Region

Community College in De-

vils Lake, studying consu-

mer technologies. Follow-ing college he worked as a

customer service

representative and quality

assurance supervisor for


telecommunication/ mark-

eting companies of

Variety, The Connection,

and M.T.I. Howard en-

joyed fishing, darts, cheer-

ing on the “49 er’s”, NAS-

CAR, and membership in

the Rugby Eagles. His

happy, joking personality

will be missed.

Survivors: two uncles,

Doug and David Tofte,

both of Rugby; an aunt,

Joleen Higbee; cousins,

Justin (Kristy) Tofte and

Jenifer (Chase) Eagleson;

other relatives and many


He was preceded in

death by: his mother,

Rhonda Tofte Brossart; a

brother, Travis Duck; un-

cle, Dwight Tofte; and his

grandparents, Arwin and

Ruby Tofte.

Memorial services will

be held at 11:00 a.m. Sa-

turday, April 22nd, 2017

at the Anderson Funeral

Home Chapel in Rugby

with spring burial in the

Persilla Watts Cemetery,

Rugby. Rev. Barb Hau-

gerud, officiating.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: