A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Arul Joseph V. officiating. Inurnment will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery’s Columbarium.
Visitation will be in the St. Faustina Room of the church from 8:30 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Howen was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Marinette, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Agnes (Paul) Meyer. She graduated from Laona High School in May of 1952.
As a young lady, she worked at Regal China and Nestles. She later was a pioneer in the Die Department at Potlatch.
She started her own business, Mitzi’s Exclusive Molds, where she made dies and molds for ceramic shops across the country. She also made many things for the homes of many relatives and friends.
Later she went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked at the Veterans’ Home in King. Toward the end of her career, she devoted her time doing in-home health care for the elderly.
Survivors include eight children, James (Kelly) Howen, Christina Howen-Hancock, Robert (Cynthia) Howen, M. Sherry (Terry) Dickerson, Susan (Scott) Van Slochteren, Diana Howen-Knapp, Dale Howen and Mickey (Patricia) Howen; three sisters, Adeline (Robert) Gardner, Dolores (Peter) Clover and Rose Anna (George) Gardner; one brother, James Meyer; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, James Bernard Meyer.