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I am a Veteran.Howard F.W. Chollett

February 7, 1929 - March 16, 2019

Howard F.W. Chollett, 90, of Glidden, Texas, passed away on March 16, 2019 in Columbus, Texas.

He was born in Shaws Bend, Texas on February 7, 1929 to Reinhardt F. Chollett and Hilda (Huls) Chollett. On December 6, 1953, he married Juanita Runk Chollett.

Howard, at age 21, was recruited to come to work at the Colorado County Sheriff's office as a deputy until he went into the service at age 26. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on April 22, 1957, he came back to Columbus and worked again for the City of Columbus as a patrolman, then working as a dragline operator for several years. In 1962 he was elected as constable of precinct 1 and served until 1992, spending 42 years as a lawman. Also during these years until his retirement in 2010, he spent his time as a rancher and partnership owner of H & S Livestock & Ranch Service with his song, Sidney.

Howard enjoyed his cows, horses and hunting where he spent many trips with his wife, friends, son, daughter and grandchildren, hunting around the state, New Mexico and Colorado. Howard was a member of the Colorado County Peace Officers Association, Colorado County Wildlife Management Association, Texas Gelbvieh Association and very active with his son and grandchildren in the Columbus FFA. He spent many days driving his grandsons around the state and USA buying and showing cattle.

Howard is survived by his daughter, Debbie Orey and husband Don of Weimar, TX; his son, Sidney Chollett and wife Cindi of Columbus, TX; 6 grandchildren, Kevin Orey and wife Beth, Kristina Mitchell and husband Eric, Joshua Chollett and wife Laure, Jacob Chollett, James Chollett and wife Autum, and Jesse Chollett and wife Kyndall; and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Runk Chollett, his parents, Reinhardt F. and Hilda Huls Chollett, and a brother, Wilbert Chollett.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, Texas.

Funeral Service will follow visitation on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, Texas with Pastor Alan Kethan officiating.

Burial will take place in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas.

Pallbearers are Richard LaCourse, Donnie Templeton, Skip Edman, Kevin Page, Butch Schmidt, and Gary Weaver.

Memorials may be given to Columbus Volunteer Fire Dept. Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 125, Columbus, TX 78934.


Howard F.W. Chollett
February 7, 1929 - March 16, 2019



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