Monday, March 12, 2012



AGE: 87

ADDRESS: W4706 Apple Avenue Medford Town of Deer Creek Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:15 A.M. Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years and under Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 24 Crossroads Community Church, 29092 W. Robert Road Port Barrington, Illinois 600042

OFFICIATING: Rev. John Hover

PLACE OF BURIAL: Deer Grove Cemetery in the Town of Palatine, Cook County, Illinois

VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 24 at the Crossroads Community Church in Port Barrington, Illinois

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 25, 1924 in Barrington, Illinois

EDUCATION: 1942 Graduate of Barrington High School in Barrington, Illinois, 1949 to 1952 he attended the American Television Institute in Chicago, Illinois where he received his Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering.

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: September 28, 1946 to Naomi Walter and they later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Howard served in the U.S. Army, Army Signal Corps, attached to the 9th Air Force from 1943 to 1946 where he was stationed in Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland Central Europe. He received 3 overseas service bars, European, African and Middle Eastern, where he also received 4 Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal. After his return from the service, marriage and school he owned and operated Howard’s TV Sales and Service in Barrington, Illinois until his retirement. Howie enjoyed camping and golfing.

MEMBER OF: Past Member: Crossroads Community Church in Port Barrington, Illinois

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Suzanne (Peter) Devoty of Medford, Karen (Special Friend Walter Goodwin) Gadbury of Ooltewah, Tenn. and James (Robin) Listhartke of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

CHILDREN DECEASED: Son: Michael Listhartke in 1969
Granddaughter: Amie Hoffman in 2008


DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister: Shirley Hollingsworth

DECEASED FATHER: Milo Listhartke

DECEASED MOTHER: Mabel Deisher (Maiden Name: Burnett)

OTHER INFORMATION: Hemer & Dallman-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford & Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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