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Howard William Hall, age 74, of Lakeview peacefully passed away, with his family by his side, on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Cannonsburg on February 2, 1946, the son of Phillip Emory and Ethelyn (Westervelt) Hall. Howard was raised in Northern Kent and Newaygo Counties, where he attended Grant Public Schools. He met the love of his life, Starr Schoonmaker, at Bloomfield Gardens Roller Rink at the tender age of 14. They were married on June 1, 1968 at the Methodist Church in Sparta, after Howard returned from serving honorably, in the United States Army for six years during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Cempsi in Walker for 29 years, for Country Roads in Greenville and for Hope Network in Cedar Springs until his retirement in 2004. Howard enjoyed watching sports, hunting, fishing and mushrooming, but he especially loved those things when they involved his family. He found great joy in attending the grandchildren’s sporting events, and taking them out hunting and fishing.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lakeview.  Howard will forever  be missed and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Starr Hall of Lakeview; his children, and their families, Amy (Scott) Betham of Six Lakes; grandsons, Trent (Kandice) Betham, Destiny, Kaydyn, Kylee, and Taelyn, Jordan (Hannah) Betham, and Eleanor;  Mandy (Andy) Hall of Lakeview, grandsons, Andrew (Chelsea) Hall, Brayden and Payton, Neil Hall-Baker; Shannon Demeyer of Lakeview, and granddaughter, Zoey; Steven Hall, and grandson, Lucas; his siblings, Rose Pluskhatt of Sparta, Faith Hawley Hollister, Chris Hawley Velting, Dorothy Hawley Veltcamp and Betty Jane Hawley Streeby; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Phillip and Ethelyn Hall, and Fred and Betty Hawley; his siblings, Haden Hall, Elvira Cook, Della Vasser, Eldonna Uhrbrock, Jamie Hawley, Alan Hawley, Freddy Hawley, and one infant brother, Arden Hall. A private family graveside service, with military honors, will be scheduled for a later date. Those wishing to contribute in Howard’s memory are asked to consider Lakeview Sports Boosters. Condolences to the family may be made utilizing the guestbook at www.brighamfuneralchapel.com      

Arrangements by Brigham Funeral Chapel, Lakeview 

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