Dennis Lee Howald, 56, of Center, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Dennis Lee Howald, 56, of Center, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel of Hannibal.

Dennis was born on Oct. 6, 1962, in Hannibal, the son of Richard D. and Gloria L. (Sanderson) Howald.

Survivors include his mother, Gloria Howald of Hannibal; daughter, Cheyenne Powell and husband, J.C., and their four children of Center; stepdaughter, Lori Cook and her children of Vandalia; stepson, Shawn Nett of Center; seven brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Howald was preceded in death by his father; and by his companion, Carolyn Cook.

After high school at Mark Twain, Dennis remained living on the family farm in Center. Dennis worked for over 25 years at PACE Industries in Monroe City.

Dennis enjoyed the simple life on the farm. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Dennis’ memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com