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Howard L. Belcher

November 8, 1942 ~ April 11, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Howard Belcher Obituary

Howard L. Belcher, 80, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at his home in Vandalia, IL.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, April 14, 2023, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Dennis Warner officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Rural Brownstown, IL. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Friday, 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

He was born November 8, 1942, in Breese, IL, the son of Herschell Noah & Zelma S. (Meyer) Belcher. He married Janet Sue Washburn on June 30, 1978, in Vandalia, IL. He was a retired sheet metal assembler and riveter for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis, MO; member of Vandalia Moose Lodge #1447, and a member of IAM Local 837A for Boeing assembly mechanics.

He is survived by: Wife - Janet S. Belcher, Vandalia, IL; Sons - Ralph Belcher & Robin, Altamont, IL, Howard Belcher, Jr. & Elissa, Canton, GA, and Chad Belcher & Marcia, Vandalia, IL; Daughters - Lisa Law, St. Louis, MO, Angel Swank & Larry, Effingham, IL, and Chandi Chamberlin & Bill, Ramsey, IL; 19 Grandchildren; 22 Great Grandchildren; Sister - Marlene Harmon & Don, Centralia, IL.

Preceded in death by: Parents; Grandson - Jeremy; Brother - Harold; and Sister - Evelyn.

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April 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL
831 N 5th St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471

Funeral Service
April 14, 2023

1:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL
831 N 5th St
Vandalia, Illinois 62471

April 14, 2023

Griffith Cemetery
Co Rd 1470
Brownstown, IL 62418


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