BRANDON SCOTT HOWARD Obituary | Canale Tonella Funeral Home & Cremation Services


Feb 20, 1980 - Dec 27, 2022


February 20, 1980 - December 27, 2022


Brandon Scott Howard, 42, of Gwinn, passed away on Tuesday evening, December 27, 2022.

Brandon was born on February 20, 1980 in Marquette at Marquette General Hospital, a son of Gary C. and Robin L. (Erkkila) Howard.

Brandon loved his guitars, he had several guitars and took lessons at Jim's Music in Marquette at one time. He was a collector of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Nascar memorabilia cars and other items. He was an avid bike rider, was a regular at Downwind Sports, and had several bikes and would ride morning, noon, and night if he could get away with it. He loved being out on his bike, it gave him the peace and calmness that he needed at times.

Brandon is survived by his parents, Robin and Gary Howard; twin daughters, Lillian and Abigail; sister, Bobbie Hutchens; nephews and nieces, McKeller, Austin, Jason and Carley Hutchens; his beloved and cherished dog that got him through his hard times, Tippy; aunts and uncles, Don and Melissa Erkkila, Deb and Randy Vining, Vickie and Bob Buerley, and Glenda and Bryan Ely; grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Perry and Grandpa Larry Henry. Brandon was preceded in death by his grandmother, Noama Henry, and uncle, Robert Howard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. A memorial service will take place at 12 p.m. in the church with Rev. Jack Busche officiating. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Brandon's memory will go towards a future trust for his daughters, Lillian and Abigail.

Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Brandon's family where memories and condolences may be shared at

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Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church

Gwinn, MI 49841

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Fri, Jan 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church

Gwinn, MI 49841

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