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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Howard Partlow

Howard Lester Partlow passed away peacefully at Golden Acres Manor on March 18, 2021, at the age of 78.

Howard was born on June 15, 1942, in Bordulac, ND, to Lester and Lola Partlow.  He graduated from Bordulac High School in 1961 and went to North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, where he received a degree in Electrical Technology.  He started working for Frank Buzell at James River Electric, later earning his Master License and purchasing the business in 1974.

Howard married Eileen Cook on November 27, 1964 in Carrington.  They had one daughter, Cindy in 1970.  Eileen passed April 2, 1977, and Howard continued to raise Cindy by himself (with the help of extended family) and was a doting Father.

Howard retired from James River Electric in 2001.  This allowed him to pursue his passions full time which included local sports, hunting, fishing, gun collecting and his 55 Ford Crown Victoria.  He enjoyed his guns and car and won many awards for them over the years.  He also spent time with his 3 grandsons, which he cherished.

Howard will be remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, kindness and love of the Carrington Cardinals.  If someone needed help, he was always the first to offer.  Howard was a wonderful friend, son, father, grandfather and uncle.

Howard is survived by his daughter, Cindy Wood of Farmington, MN; three grandsons, Gavin, Griffin and Jace Wood, all from Farmington, MN; special niece, Sheryl (Troy) Roundy and special nephew, Tim (Lori) Partlow, both of Carrington, ND; sister-in-laws, Doris (Jerry) Wolsky, Carrington, ND, Sonja Rudolph, Wimbledon, ND, Becky (Doug) Klein, Fargo, ND, Karen Partlow, Grand Rapids, MN; brother-in-law, Doug (Carol) Silkey, Burnsville, MN; many nieces and nephews.

Howard is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eileen (Cook) Partlow; parents, Lester and Lola Partlow; brothers, Eldon Partlow, Wayne (Tuff) Partlow and Gary Partlow and 6 infant siblings.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Carrington Wrestling Club in memory of Howard are appreciated.

Due to the risk of COVID 19 the family requests that family and friends wear a mask.


A Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00AM -5:00PM with family present from 4:00 -5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Howard’s Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 2, 2021, at 2:00PM at Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington.

His Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry to hear of Howard’s death. He was a neighbor several years ago. A very nice man. Our thoughts are with you.

  2. We were so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. He was such a nice man. He often did electrical work for us years ago & was always so kind, friendly & helpful. He will be missed in the community. Our Deepest Sympathy
    Steve & Jane Metzger

  3. Oh Howard, you sweet, sweet man. What a blessing it was to know you. Thanks for taking the time to take me hunting, and including me on your vacations. I haven’t, and never will forget you.

  4. So very sorry ❤ my deepest sympathies to you and you family 🙏 hugs

  5. Cindy I know you and your dear daddy were so close. I’m so sorry for your loss! I read about your dad and how much he did for others, but his greatest legacy is YOU and his grandsons! May God comfort you in the days ahead and May you carry his legacy proudly❤️🙏🏻

  6. Sorry to hear of Howard passing , he was a good man and will be missed . Rest In Peace Howard and prayers to his family , God Bless

  7. Condolences, Howard was a great employer, and a better friend. I will never forget him or the times we shared together.

  8. Sorry to hear of Howards passing. He was such a kind person and always enjoyed visiting with him.

  9. Sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.
    He was a great guy and friend. Enjoyed visiting with him when we would meet.
    He had a great sense of humor and i will remember him for being such a wonderful person and friend!
    God bless you Howard and God bless your family and friends too!

  10. Our prayers for Howard’s family. We will miss him. He was such a good neighbor the short time we’ve lived here beside him.

  11. So sorry to hear of the passing of Howard. Carter and I always enjoyed visiting with him. May your memories be your comfort. God Bless Howard’s memory.

  12. My thoughts and prayers to you Cindy. I enjoyed my time hunting with him and Ralph. They taught me a lot not only in hunting but in life. He was a wonderful man!

  13. We were so sad to hear of Howards passing. Always enjoyed visiting with him and will miss him as a neighbor. Blessings and prayers to his family.

  14. Howard was my neighbor across the street and was so kind to my Mom and me. He would sneak over and blow the snow off our driveway. Never would take any pay for it. Enjoyed visiting with him on our front porch. I’m sad that he is gone.


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