Bryan Craig Howard, 58, of Casper, Wyoming left this world for the halls of Valhalla on January 23, 2023 at his home in Casper.
Bryan was born in Roseburg, Oregon to Robert L. Howard and Carolyn M. Howard on January 13, 1965. He attended Natrona County High School and joined the Army, where he served our country for four years.
He spent his work life in various occupations but loved working with his hands and spent many years in carpentry, electrical and all things construction. He was a tinkerer at heart and loved creating things with his hands.
Bryan was generous, thoughtful, stubborn and had a great sense of humor. His laugh would light up the world. He loved nothing more than being with his friends drinking coffee, telling tall tales and playing cards. He also loved to cook, listen to music, play games with his kids, cosplay, read and watch movies.
He led his life as a Viking and was passionate about his Norwegian heritage. He lived by a strict code of honor and bravery until his dying day. He loved to play Dungeons and Dragons and spent his passion and energy in painting realistic renditions of the fantasy creatures who lurked in the dungeons of his game and the wizards, elves, paladins and rangers that kept them in check. He studied Viking mythology and lived and worshiped the Norse Pantheon. A true son of Odin.
Bryan had a big heart and was always there for a shoulder to cry on, help in putting things into perspective and always made sure there was a laugh or two along the way. He stood up for those who could not stand for themselves and encouraged us to be our best. He loved his country and was proud to have served in her honor.
He was a true Viking warrior until the day he decided to leave us for the halls of Valhalla. The world will be less bright with him not in it, but Valhalla will ring with the sounds of his laugh and his love.
Bryan is survived by his sons Erryk Angell, Roanoke Rapids, NC; Weylen Shughart, Casper, WY and his daughter Angel Angell, Roanoke Rapids, NC. He is also survived by his Sister, Stephanie Howard Porter-Dumbrill (Dan), Santa Rosa, CA; his blood-brother, Shelby Wirtala, Casper, WY; his Aunt, Charlotte Kolb, Casper, WY and his nieces and nephews, McKenna Velazquez (Mike), Westfield, NJ; Harley Oliver-Howard, Billings, Montana; Albert Heinen, Douglas, WY and Justice Angell, Casper, WY. He was from a big family and also left behind many cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Carolyn Howard, Father, Robert L. Howard, Sister, Nicole Howard, Grandparents, Arne and Doris Skjonhaug, Uncles Carol Skjonhaug and Cliff Skjonhaug and Aunt Christie Cieslar.
Memorial Services will be held at Bustard’s Funeral Home on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 10:00 am. In true Viking fashion, Bryan has been cremated.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to help the Wyoming Veterans or your favorite charity in his honor.
The family wish to extend gratitude to his friends for being a part of Bryan’s life and a reason for him to wake up every morning and live a life full of love. Takk skal du ha!