Obituary for Howard Born

***SERVICE TIMES HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED** Family and friends are invited to stop by The Lodge of New Russia Township, 46300 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, on Sunday September 23, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm to share memories of Howard and celebrate his life. Memorial contributions should be made out to the Community Foundation of Lorain County, 9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Contributions will be used for the H.A. Born Memorial Fund for Firelands Schools FFA and will be used a ...
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***SERVICE TIMES HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED** Family and friends are invited to stop by The Lodge of New Russia Township, 46300 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, on Sunday September 23, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm to share memories of Howard and celebrate his life. Memorial contributions should be made out to the Community Foundation of Lorain County, 9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Contributions will be used for the H.A. Born Memorial Fund for Firelands Schools FFA and will be used as a scholarship for students to advance their careers in agriculture and business. Howard A. Born, 73, of Henrietta, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 19, 2018 at Avon Place. He was born on August 8, 1945 to the late Howard and Mary (Adler) Born. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Firelands High School in 1963, where he excelled in many sports. Howard was a lifelong resident of Henrietta Township. Howard was born into and had a passion for farming. He loved it so much he gave up a full ride football scholarship to stay in Henrietta and work on the family farm. He launched a lifelong career in the machinery business, with only a few pieces of machinery in the yard and a talent for building grain bins. Howard had a gift for the buying and selling of machinery, and making lifelong friends of equipment dealers, farmers and auctioneers, across the country. He loved nothing more than loading up the semi, heading off for a large auction, and enjoyed the challenge of making “the deal”. He took great pride in his family and his home. Spending may hours on his porch with family and friends. He enjoyed his trees, flowers, and bird feeders. He hosted a yearly get-together at his cabin during deer hunting season. Howard was proud to support the local FFA and 4-H programs. Many young people started a lifelong involvement in Agriculture, working at the chicken houses, dealership, and farm over the years. Howard had never missed a single Fair in his entire life. He was a strong supporter of the Lorain County Fair and especially the livestock auction, as he bought hundreds of animal projects from 4-H and FFA members. He enjoyed antiques, collecting oil lamps, and almost always had a camera in his hand. It was a known fact that climbing in the truck with Howard could lead to a long tour of the area fields and his back yard. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, member of the Wakeman Eagles, Henrietta United Methodist Church, and Ohio Farm Bureau. He was also involved with many political committees, boards, and councils, including Henrietta Township Zoning Committee, LORCO Board, SWAC Committee, and Lorain County Planning Commission. Howard leaves behind a legacy for his family, fellow farmers and community that will be felt for generations to come. Howard is survived by his daughter, Jessie Born, of Amherst, his son, Howard A. "Butch" (Anne) Born III, of Henrietta, their mother Jessie Spiegelberg, of Birmingham, his grandchildren James "Ed" Alexander, Lois Rotuno, Edward Born Jr., Ryan Born, Dustin Born, Hope Born, Faith Born, and Joy Born, his siblings, Donna (David) Drake, FL; Marilyn (Stuart) Closson, AZ; Karen (Asa) Sabiers, Fremont; and Linda (Bob) Davidson, Oberlin, and a daughter-in-law Laura Born, of South Amherst. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son Edward Born, brother Phillip Born, and brother-in-laws Stuart Closson and Wayne Brown. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com
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Recent Condolence Notes

Sunday, 9/23/2018
Born was all HEART. I am so thankful for his amazing friendship to my dad. They were, without a doubt, two peas in a pod. I will always treasure the memories of my visits with him and his stories. I will always remember going to the Lorain County Fair and seeing him in action there, amongst so many of his friends and family. He will always be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. My sincere sympathies to Butch, Anne, their girls, everyone.
- Susan McIlvaine

Thursday, 9/6/2018
Howard was a great friend and classmate. I would always go see him whenever I went to Ohio . Great memories.

Richard Barefoot
- RICHARD BAREFOOT

Wednesday, 9/5/2018
My sympathy to the family. Howard rented our farm after our father died and he always made a point of stopping to see Mom, to check in on her, and see how she was doing. She was so pleased he always went out of his way to see her.

Robert Kinsley
- Robert Kinsley

Monday, 8/27/2018
We were sadden to hear of Howards passing, our prayers and sympathy are with the family. He always greeting you with a smile on this face.

Jane Trout and Tommy Trout
- Jane Trout

I was blessed to be able to provide care to Howard during his visits to Avon Hospital ICU. I could tell he was an amazing man from all the people that would come to visit him, talk to him, even when he couldn't respond back. From reading more, I finally see now the man he was for everyone else. God Bless you all. God Bless you Howard, you have more than earned eternal rest and peace.
- Cheryl Mooney RN, Avon Hospital

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