Vincent Roger Howland, age 39, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of July 12, 2020 at his home in Mishawaka. Vince was born July 21, 1980 in South Bend, Indiana. Following his graduation from Riley High School, Vince enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he served proudly.
Surviving is his mother Janet Howland of South Bend, his father David P. Howland of Dowagiac, Michigan, and his beloved children Judah, age 7, Oliver, age 5 and Adelheid, age 3, all of Niles, Michigan. Vince is also survived by his sisters Alaina (Joshua) Stith of Osceola, and Brittany (Robert) Cozzie of South Bend. Surviving as well are his nieces and nephews Elijah, Kerrigan, Micah and Hannah Stith, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his infant sister Katherine Howland in 1982.
There will be 2 hours of visitation prior to the 1:00 pm celebration of Vince’s life on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Osceola. His service may be streamed in real time by following this link 15 minutes prior to the start of the service: us02web.zoom.us/j/5746748689
Vince was employed for several years as an account manager at ProSource carpet and flooring of South Bend/Mishawaka. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. Vince also taught himself to play the guitar at a very young age and used his God given talent to write songs and play in several praise bands in Churches throughout the Michiana area. He was also a longtime fan of classic rock music, and had a deep admiration for the music of Jimi Hendrix.
Most of all, Vince loved Jesus and shared his faith with many throughout his short time on Earth. His infectious laugh and smile would make others around him do the same, and he never met a stranger. His humor and his generous nature will be missed by those he left behind.
In his memory, a fund has been set up for his children at Communitywide Federal Credit Union. To leave a condolence, light a virtual candle in Vince’s memory, or to view his online video tribute, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.
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