Jeremy Allen Howard, age 38, of Vandalia, died peacefully Sunday, January 16, 2022 in the comfort of his family’s presence.
His life began August 1, 1983 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the second of two children born to Gregory Howard and Vickie Salisbury. He married Danielle Lynn Reed on September 4, 2004.
Jeremy had a passion for God and was gifted with leading others in worship. He was a selfless man and always put his family before his own needs. Jeremy was a devoted father, always being involved in his children’s lives. He was a faithful friend, and never met a stranger. No matter where he went, or who he met, his conversation always led to a discussion about God.
Jeremy faithfully served God through his church, not just in leading worship, but ministering to the youth group for years. Jeremy spent his free time tossing footballs with his boys, cuddling with his girls, grilling the best steaks, and jamming in the living room on his guitar. He always told the best stories and gave the greatest hugs. He loved his God and he loved people.
Jeremy will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of seventeen years, Danielle Howard of Vandalia; four children, Ethan, Collin, Jolie, and Georgia all of Vandalia; his mother, Vickie (Craig) Salisbury of Portage; one sister, April (Ben) Vlug of Portage; and five nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. in Community Church of Edwardsburg, 28647 US 12, Edwardsburg, Michigan 49112.
The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Jeremy to his family, in the care of Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.