Cecilia Howe

May 20, 1935-March 21, 2020

Cecilia A. Howe, 84,

passed away peacefully

Saturday, March 21, 2020,

at the Souris Valley Care

Center in Velva, ND.

Cecilia Ann Schoenberg

was born May 20, 1935, in

East Fairview, ND, a

daughter of Cecil and

Anna (Bieber) Schoen-

berg. The family lived in

Savage, MT and Sawyer

ND for a short time, prior

to moving with her

parents to Benedict, ND in

1941, where she was

raised and educated in the

Ruso/Benedict area. She

attended high school in

Velva and worked at JC

Penney store in Velva

while going to school.

On November 14, 1952,

Cecilia was united in mar-

riage to Warren Howe in

Velva. They made their

home in Fort Leonard

Wood, MO while he was

in the service. On return-

ing to ND the couple lived

in Minot, where Cecilia

worked at JC Penney. In

September of 1957, War-

ren started work with

I.B.M. and the couple

moved to Bismarck for

five years before he was

transferred to Grand

Forks, where they made

their home for the next 26

years. Cecilia worked at

State Farm Insurance and

at Herbergers for several

years. Cecilia taught

ceramic classes out of

their home and also at the

Senior Citizen Center.

While in Grand Forks, she

was active in L.W.M.S. of

Immanuel Lutheran

Church. In 1985 they

moved to the family farm

at Ruso, ND. She was a

member of Oak Valley

Lutheran Church in Vel-

va, where she was active

in the women’s quilters,

and also a chairperson of

work groups. She was a

big help with the remo-

deling of the church

kitchen. In 2007 they

moved to Minot and

joined Our Saviors Luth-

eran Church in Minot.

Warren passed away June

9, 2014.

Cecilia enjoyed teach-

ing ceramics, sewing and

gardening. She was a lov-

ing wife, mother, grand-

mother, sister and friend

and will be missed by all

that knew her.

Surviving family in-

cludes: sons, Dwight

(Sharon) Howe and Kevin

(MaryJo) Howe; brothers,

Wayne (Rosie) Schoen-

berg and Lester (Laura)

Schoenberg; sister, Carol

Merck; grandchildren,

Scott (Kenzie) Howe,

Steve (Whitney) Howe,

Keith (Katelin) Howe, Eric

(Nichole) Howe, Tyler

(Charlene) Howe, Caitlyn

(Kris) Kanski, Curtis

Howe and Casey Howe,

great-grandchildren, Otto,

Noelle and Beck Howe,

Jasmine and Mason Howe,

Brekken and Rayne Kan-

ski, Devyn, Brody and

Ivory Howe; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins also


Cecilia was preceded in

death by: her parents;

husband, Warren; son,

Clyde; infant daughter;

sisters, Marlene and

Violet and Dora; and

brother, George.

Celebrating the Life of

Cecilia Howe: (due to the

Coronavirus Pandemic)

Visitation: will take

place Saturday, March 28,

2020, from Noon to 2:00

pm at Thompson-Larson

Funeral Home, Minot.

A Celebration of Life

Service will take placeat a

later date.

Interment: Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,


Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorial are pre-

ferred to the Souris Valley

Care Center in Velva so

that they may purchase

IPad’s to play music for

their residents.

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