Howard Louis ‘Honolulu Howie’ Fissette
MARQUETTE, MI – Howard Louis Fissette, age 72, known as “Honolulu Howie”, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Trillium Hospice House, in the loving, comforting care of his family and caregivers.
Howie was born November 25, 1946, in Marquette, a son of Howard and Elizabeth (Epper) Fissette, and was raised in Marquette. He graduated from the newly built Marquette Senior High School in 1965, where he participated in track, basketball, and football, playing running back and linebacker positions, during his high school years. Together, Howie and his father were involved in real estate investments and were the first to start a recycling business in Marquette, operating their scrapyard on Grove Street. Howie loved the beach and traveling to Hawaii and earned the nickname “Honolulu Howie”. He also traveled several times to Florida, anywhere he could be near the beach and play in the sun. He loved cars and, throughout the years, had many nice automobiles.
Survivors include his triplet daughters, Amanda, Sara, and Whitney Stanley, Loralee Blondeau Dale, and Martina Frost; his sister, Barbara Ann Bolitho; nieces, Renean (Kurt) Hamalainen and Candace Drobny; nephew, Dylan Drobny; and special friends, Paul Schumacher and Greg Calzetta.
Howie was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Chad Fissette.
Honoring his request, no public services will be held.
Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswanson hansen.com