Ronnie Ellis Howell 44, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Key West, Florida. He was born June 30, 1974 in Hammond, Indiana to Ellis Truman and Sharon Ann (Ballard) Howell. On April 9, 2018, he married Holly McCormack who survives. Ronnie is also survived by his father Ellis Howell of Hartford, Kentucky, his mom and dad Sharon and Calvin Byers, Jr. of Valparaiso, sisters Tina Marie Pavy of Portage and Michelle Lynn Schwartz of South Bend, his stepbrother Timothy Scott Byers of Valparaiso, 21 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews, his mother-in-law Terri (Skip) Zimmer of Hebron, and father-in-law David (Brenda) McCormack of Valparaiso. Ronnie was a 1993 Portage High School graduate and was an auto technician at Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso for many years. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 19th at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. in Valparaiso. Brother Fred Luna will officiate. Burial will be in McCool Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2-8 PM at the funeral home. www.bartholomewnewhard.com
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