(Monday - February 22, 2021) - William H. Howell, age 37, of Rhinelander, formerly of Felch, "North Dickinson," passed away on Sunday, February 21, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Bill was born September 20, 1983, in Tucker, Georgia, son of Mike Nevil and Dora (Howell) Reeder. He attended North Dickinson High School, where he played football during his freshman and sophomore years. He transferred to Norway High School for his junior and senior years to participate in their wrestling program. After graduation, Bill served in the United States National Guard. He married Robin Vandenberg on June 16, 2012, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. They resided in Niagara and then Kingsford for a couple of years before moving to Rhinelander in May of 2017. Bill worked for Ahlstrom-Munksjo Paper Mill, where he worked on the paper machine.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially the time spent with his children and family. He will be missed by his many friends and relatives.

Survivors include his loving wife, Robin; two sons, William Howell and Dylan Benjiman; one daughter, Ellaneece Howell; his mother, Dora Reeder of Florence; four brothers, Nick (Rosemary) Nevil of Fence, Jesse Nevil of Norway, Mike Nevil of Pennsylvania, and Mark Nevil of Florida; two sisters, Codie (Brent) Sauers and Yvonne (Dave) Martin, both of Pennsylvania; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Mary Vandenberg of Niagara; brother-in-law, Darren (Ashley) VanDenberg of Ringle, Wisconsin; two sisters-in-law, Hollie (Scott) Penney of Jordan, Minnesota, and Jamie (Spencer) Grow of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mike Nevil.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 9:00 until 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM, at the church. Rev. Fr. Michael Lightner will officiate.

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The family has chosen Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Niagara Chapel, to honor Bill'ís legacy of life.


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