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Grace Ann Howard


September 28, 2020

Grace Ann Howard

June 30, 1961 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 59)

Grace Ann Howard, 59 of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Grace was born on June 30th, 1961 in Cass Lake, MN to Beverly (Burnette) and Leo Allen. She was a natural caretaker and was always willing to help anybody just because. Grace was an excellent mother but an even better grandmother. She was a positive person and always tried to see the best in everyone. Grace loved to laugh and tried to bring out the best of other people. She was strong and resilient in life, always able to "get back up". Grace had a heart of gold and will forever be missed by many.

She is welcomed to the spirit world by her parents, Beverly and Leo Allen; grandma, Alice Burnette; ex-husband, Sterling Howard; brother, Everett Allen and cousins, Charlotte Voas, Sharon Drumbeater and Alex Bellanger and other family members.

Those she leaves behind are her children Brandon Howard of Minneapolis and Sterling (George Matthews) Howard of Mound; sisters, Laura Vizenor and Terri Allen; seven grandchildren that she loved dearly; aunt, Gladys Sandland; cousins, Juanita and Daniel Mitchell and Brett Thorsen, many nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and many friends.

An overnight wake for Grace will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 25th and continue until her 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Saturday, September 26th all being held at the Prescott Community Center, Cass Lake, MN. Nabek will be her Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers are Brandon Howard, Malik Matthews, Daniel Mitchell, Brett Thorsen, George Matthews and Logan Allen. Her honorary pallbearers are all her family and friends. Interment will be in Boy Lake Cemetery at Boy Lake, MN immediately following her service.

Grace's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




September 25, 2020

7:00 PM

Prescott Community Center

Cass Lake, Minnesota

Traditional American Indian Service


September 26, 2020

10:00 AM

Prescott Community Center

Cass Lake, Minnesota


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