Charles J. “Chuck” Howe

February 10, 2018

Charles J. “Chuck” Howe, 70, of Noblesville, Ind., died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack, February 10, 2018 at his home.  Born May 21, 1947 in Clinton County, Ind. to the late Paul E. & Ruth (Conrad) Howe.  He married Cheryl Moore on January 6, 1969 and she preceded him in death on October 10, 2002.  He then married Alice (Judson) Bryan on August 29, 2009 in Noblesville, Ind. and she survives.

Chuck was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He was owner and founding member of Agrarian Marketing, retiring on October 1, 2010.  Prior to that, he had worked with Central Soya and Select Sires.  He spent a lifetime fostering connections with many across the country.  An active member of Northview Church, he was involved in the Truth at Work Christian Men’s Group.  He was also a member of the Frankfort Moose Lodge and supported multiple charities.  Chuck enjoyed fishing, boating, spending time with his grandchildren, was a longtime Pacer fan and lived his faith with the Lord fully, every day.

Here are the words that Chuck had written last year in his journal

“Carrie, Cassie, Clare, Cam, Lauren, Isaac, Eli and Kelland:  I love you all and will miss each of you for your uniqueness!! Be Happy: As I am home with the Lord!!, Love, Dad”

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 with visiting one hour prior to the service at the Northview Church, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel, Ind. Stan Killebrew and Doug Kaiser will officiate. Private family entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Northview Church or Design Outreach, P.O. Box 82345, Columbus, OH 43202. Design Outreach provide sustainable water solutions for poverty stricken countries.

Survived by:

Wife: Alice Howe of Noblesville, 3 Daughters: Carrie (Samuel) Carlsen of Boise, ID, Cassie Krack of Fishers, Ind., Clare (Craig) Rose of Indianapolis, Ind., Brother: Conrad (Linda) Howe of Lafayette, Ind., 5 Grandchildren: Cameron, Lauren, Isaac, Eli and Kelland, Step-Children: Kara (Bill) Wiggam of Carmel, Ind. and Matt Bryan of Long Beach, CA.


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28 Condolences for “Charles J. “Chuck” Howe”

  1. Tony Ratliff February 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I’m really going to miss Chuck because we still had lots of deals to do together on this earth. He was a mentor and friend. I loved our car rides together, lunches and the hours we spent on the phone talking deals and discussing businesses and the gold mine, but what I loved the most about Chuck was his big heart and love for Jesus.

    Chuck probably was one of the most generous people I’ve ever known and the fact that he loved business and deals made him only better in my eyes. He seemed to always be helping someone in need. I heard many stories from him over the years and often thought wow – what a guy. I only pray people think of me in the same ways I think of Chuck Howe.

  2. Linda Gibson Benge February 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Conrad, Linda and all the family. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  3. Michael Callaghan February 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    To our great Friend and Partner, Chuck. You’ll be sorely missed! From Mike, Kevin and the gang at Four Leaf Properties.

  4. Justin B. Whelan III February 12, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Chuck was introduced to me through his wife, Alice. What an awesome man! I had the pleasure of working with Chuck the last few years. He always kept me on my toes. He would question my strategy and analysis. He had a very impressive mind.

    What I loved most about Chuck was his attitude. He was open to new ideas and geniunely a happy person. We could laugh almost alway through an hour meeting. Chuck made me laugh. I will sorely miss him!

    May God welcome him with open arms and bless his family.

  5. Phyllis (Adkins) Bressler February 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I just learned of Chuck’s passing and my condolences to his family. I graduated with Chuck in 1965 from Frankfort Senior High School. I’m sure he made a lot of friends in his lifetime and many fond memories he left with them. Prayers for his family during this very difficult time.

  6. Martha Kapitz February 12, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Cassie and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and know you will miss your dad dearly.
    Love, Chris, Mart, Emmy, & Maddie

  7. Andrea Joseph February 12, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Cassie, Cameron and Lauren, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andrea Joseph & Sanjay Wadhwa

  8. Christine (Howe) and Bruce Underwood February 13, 2018 at 4:39 am

    To all our family,
    We are saddened to learn of Chuck’s passing. I will miss the laugh and the smile. I will always remember him saying “Let me tell you one more story.” One could tell by the way he talked that he was thought each of you were special and his heart was full of love for you all. He not only loved his Lord, but walked the walk. Many memories of our family gatherings at grandmas and Uncle Paul and Aunt Ruth’s and Conrad’s. I know that Chuck is with our loved ones and still talking. Prayers to all of you in your time of grief from Bruce and Chris (Howe) Underwood.

  9. Virginia Cattell February 13, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Chuck was such a positive LIFE force, It was a pleasure to know and work with Chuck at Agrarian Marketing.

  10. Tom and Joyce Morris February 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    We are in Florida, but want to extend our sympathy to all of you. We will always remember Chuck for his contagious smile and the love he had for his family. You are in our prayers.

  11. Mike, Liz, Cristi, Chad, Amy, Bella, Parker & Sawyer Keech February 14, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Chuck’s life was a treasure chest full of golden experiences and warm friendships which were undergirded by his strong faith in God. Our family was honored when he married our sister Alice and became part of our lives. We will miss him greatly.

  12. Angela Collier February 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot convey the heartache of the loss of a loved one. I pray your family will find peace and embrace each other in love and memories of Chuck.

  13. Andrea Wilson February 14, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Very sad news. He will be missed at Subway. Harbourtown Subway team sends our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
    Andrea Wilson
    GM Harbourtown Subway

  14. Carole Smith Ferris February 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Dear family. Chuck was my 3rd cousin….Ruth & my mother, Dorothy Silverthorn Smith were 1st cousins. Chuck, Connie, Larry, Phil, Rick (Sipes) and we 3 Smiths (Randy, Barb & Carole) enjoyed many times playing at the farm in Rossville. Also, Chuck & Cheryl were my neighbors in Pomona, Calif way back when! Chuck was full of life & fun and I loved him. I’m currently in California for the winter and will miss the funeral. So sorry.
    Carole Smith Ferris

  15. Randy Smith February 14, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. We were second cousins, so I’ve known Chuck from childhood. He will be missed by all of us.
    (I’m sorry to be missing visitation and funeral as I’ll be in Honduras.)

  16. Vicki Rossano February 15, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. I hope that your wonderful memories of Chuck will bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. See his brilliance in every glowing sunset and you will never be alone.

  17. Jill Hart February 15, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Thank you Chuck, for the legacy of your family. Though we never met, I see you through your smart, spirited, sassy, kind and loving daughter Cassie, and her beautiful children. God bless you and your family.

  18. Jenny Harris February 15, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Conrad, Linda and Howe family,
    You probably will not remember me Conrad; but we worked together; way back when at the Frankfort Municipal Utilities….I believe you were the auditor. I was in the billing department and we had many conversations over balances of water, electric and sewage etc. Of course I remember your Dad, Paul, from back in the day at Bowlin’ Bun….I was saddened to read of the passing of your brother, Chuck. However, my heart smiled at the love this man had for the Lord and the beautiful sweet note he left for his children and grandchildren from his journal. I pray that gives his girls and all of you some comfort knowing he has gone home to be with his heavenly Father. As Chuck said in his note…. he is happy. I truly understand your loss. Keeping your family in prayer.

  19. Humarian Team February 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Our condolences for this great loss to your family. He was a remarkable friend and mentor!
    Shawn, Rachael, Shawn Jr.,
    Amy, Ryan, Christina, Grant, Brendon and Jodi

  20. Sara Graziano February 16, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Cassie, Cam, Lauren, and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Chuck was such an amazing person. He was always there at all of Cam and Lauren’s soccer and baketball games. We have fun memories boating with him. His laugh and smile were contagious! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
    Love, Steve, Sara, Ayrton, Christian, and Sophia

  21. Alice Reinhart February 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Dear Cassie, Cam and Lauren, grandpa Chuck will always be in your lives because you are true resemblance of his life here on earth! We love you and always here for you.

    The Reinhart’s

    • Bill Watson February 16, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      Thoughts about Chuck Howe

      Chuck, my friend, may you rest in peace. I did not know Chuck for a long period of time. We met together with others at various locations around the country to discuss various projects, and we communicated frequently about research and products with which he was involved. Chuck was a quiet, non-assuming, individual and obviously very bright. I soon learned that he was a giant in every endeavor he pursued. I respected Chuck for his expertise and success in many different businesses.
      The following is a quote from H. L. Mencken that I think Chuck would approve and to which I have made a slight change: “If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner, wink your eye at some homely girl, and with your friends, lift your glasses in a hearty toast”.

      Bill Watson
      Gainesville, Florida

  22. Angie February 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    My prayers to you and your family Alice for peace and comfort.
    Angie- AFG

  23. Robin Leone February 18, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Chuck will be deeply missed. Kind, faithful, joyful Chuck. He had a giant of a heart and a beautiful soul. He made an impact on many lives and truly shined the love of Jesus. I’m honored to have known him.

  24. Cassie February 18, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Cassie’s Eulogy (Chuck’s middle daughter)
    For those that really know me, you will know that I received the gift of my dad’s sarcasm although I wished I had his knack for telling jokes too. However, I’m glad I didn’t get his gift of lengthy story telling, a small reminder would be my dad’s speech at my wedding I’m pretty sure about ½ way through I was giving him the wrap it up signal. And when he said it’s a long story, he meant it, so grab some snacks :

    This is a small excerpt of the Eulogy he did for his mother, our grandma Roo, he said it’s about the DASH, it’s about letting our lives be a testament to the fact we lived, and we made the world a little better.

    My dad was many things to many people and I’ve listened to some of the stories this week and wanted to share a few. My friends remember him as the guy that would go out at night and get us all munchos at the gas station or chase us down at the McDonalds drive through if we were out to late. He was the original Uber driver, they knew they could call him if they needed a ride whether I had been out with them or not, he never judged however he might give you a lecture on the way to your house. He faxed, yes, I said faxed me jokes to London when I studied abroad and I would try to do them justice. He is the reason we all know what mushroom hunting is and look forward to it each year. He will forever be known for his Grandpa Chuck chicken, his wonderful boat rides (and storytelling on those boat rides). More recently he has done so much for me, brought me dinner or coffee or just stopped by when “he was in the neighborhood”, we talked twice a day and texted more than that, although he never did understand how to write a short text : I received many well wishes from parents of kids that were on my kids sports teams, he would make an impression even on the sidelines of games, just being kind and getting to know others.

    As a grandfather, he loved his grandchildren with all his heart. He was a mentor and a role model to them and I’m thankful for every day and every event he got to spend with them. He was proud of each and every one of them.

    My point in all of this is that he was just there for me as I know he was there for many of you in different times of your lives, especially when you needed him, and, in the way, you needed him, as a shoulder to lean on, as a spiritual guide, as a mentor, or a friend. I know you will all miss him, and I know that he put us all in a room for a reason; so look around and make connections today as you have no idea how they could impact your lives tomorrow.

    • Suzanne Cohen February 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Dear Cassie and family,
      Over the weekend, I watched the memorial video for your dad a couple of times. I’m so glad I returned to this page again today so I could read your message. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! I’m a 1965 FSHS graduate and close friend of Barb’s. I student taught under your grandma Ruth so the Howe family has always been dear to me. I live in Westchester, NY so was unable to attend services for your dad. As I’ve said to Barb, I’m so grateful now that I’ve returned to Frankfort for the last few 1965 reunions and spent time laughing with your dad – as he could always make me do.
      My heartfelt love and prayers are with you and your family.
      Suzy Cohen

  25. Gene Ritchie February 21, 2018 at 9:56 am

    To the Howe family. I am truly sorry to have heard of Chuck’s recent passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Gene Ritchie
    Mahwah, New Jersey

  26. Cam Krack August 4, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Love you grandpa Chuck

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