Howard Lashley Gushwa, age 84, of Du Quoin, passed away peacefully at 12:58pm on Monday, December 20, 2021 at his home in Du Quoin.
Howard was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Theodore R. and Bertha Mae (Hann). He married Kathryn Louise Lewis in Apache Junction, Arizona on April 14, 2001. She survives in Du Quoin. Prior to moving to Du Quoin, Howard was a long-time resident of Wilcox, Arizona.
Howard had worked as a construction engineer. He was a Korean War Veteran, having proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife- Kathryn Louise "Kitty" (Lewis) Gushwa of Du Quoin
Son- Ronald Gushwa and wife Annette of Sunbury, Ohio
Daughter- Lourie Harrington and husband William of Henderson, Nevada
Daughter- Lisa Lloyd-Walters and husband John of Las Vegas, Nevada
Son- Michael Moore and wife Beth of Du Quoin
Son- Daniel Moore and wife Brenda of Denver, Colorado
Twenty Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son- Ricky Gushwa.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Elkville Cemetery with the Rev. Dan McKinnies officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Du Quoin VFW and American Legion Posts with assistance from the United States Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail Team. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at the cemetery. Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home (11 South Hickory Street) in Du Quoin is assisting the family with final arrangements. Please visit www.maxtonrosado.com for more information, or to sign the online guest registry.
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