ELLIOTT, Howard Lee Howie, Dec 26, 1970 Sep 19, 2009; born in Omaha, NE and adopted at birth by Gerald Jerry Charles Elliott and Dorothy Jean (Ellermeier) Elliott; died of natural causes at his home in Omaha. Howie, as everyone came to know him, was baptized at the Wilcox United Methodist Church in 1971 and was confirmed at the same church on April 15, 1984. He grew up at Wilcox where he attended the Wilcox public schools, graduating with the class of 1989. While in high school, he served as student council president, received the John Phillips Sousa award for the most valuable band member, and was member of the National Honors Society. He was very proud of having perfect attendance during his senior year in high school. He was very active in sports, playing football, basketball, track, and baseball. In his senior year he was selected to play in the eight man All Star game and was the offensive M.V.P. in that game. He was also All Conference in basketball and a state qualifier in track. He played summer baseball for the Holdrege Legion Teams and was their M.V.P. in 1989. Following high school, he spent the next five years attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he majored in commercial art and played on the baseball team as a pitcher. After college he moved to Omaha where he was employed as a bartender at several different bars. In 2003 he formed a partnership with Todd and Tommy Mausbach and opened the Fedora Lounge. This venture was very successful and eventually they added a second lounge, The Peacock Room, in 2007 where he was co-owner at the time of his death. He maintained his membership in the United Methodist Church at Wilcox. He was a baseball fan and an avid Chicago Cubs follower. He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Howie had a heart of gold, he enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He always had the ability to make people smile and laugh. Everyone will always remember him and he will be missed. He was preceded in death by his younger sister Mari Irene Elliott; his mother Dorothy Elliott; his paternal grandparents, Sid and Mary (Riggen) Elliott of Laurel, NE; maternal grandparents, Robert and Irene (Hinrichs) Ellermeier of Bruning, NE. He leaves to mourn his passing his father Jerry Elliott of Wilcox; his brother Andy Elliott and wife Ellie of Shawnee, KS and their two children, McKenna, age eight, and Brooklyn age five; other relatives; and a wealth of friends in Omaha and throughout the Midwest who where a second family to him. FUNERAL SERVICE in Omaha Wednesday, 1:30pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE in Wilcox, NE, Friday, 10am, United Methodist Church. Interment, Wilcox Cemetery. VISITATION Tuesday, 7pm-9pm at the West Center Chapel and before the service on Wednesday. VISITATION Thursday, 12noon-8pm at Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Wilcox, and Friday morning at the church prior to services. Memorials to be designated at a later date. Arrangements by Banta-Torrey Funeral Home, Wilcox, NE 68982.
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