Robert Lee Howard-Button, 35, of Winamac

Robert Lee Howard-Button, 35, of Winamac, IN passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from a heart attack at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, IL.  He was born on September 15, 1985 in Knox, IN and was the beloved son of Jerry Ray and Sharon [Howard] Button.  He was fondly known as “Big Bob” or “Tiny” but many just knew him as “Bob”. 


Bob graduated from Winamac High School in 2004 and was currently self-employed.  He was an avid dirt track racer and fan.  Bob was a friend to everyone on and off the track.  He enjoyed the outdoors and working on anything with wheels.  More than anything, Bob loved spending time with his friends and family.   He loved his fiancée, Nicole, and his daughter, Raeleigh, who was the light of his life. 


Although he left us way too soon, Bob has left us with wonderful memories that will last forever. 


Survivors include:

Jerry Ray and Sharon [Howard] Button, Winamac, IN, Parents

Nicole Wolford, Winamac, IN Fiancée

Raeleigh Howard, Winamac, IN Daughter

Jerry and Janet Button, Winamac, IN Paternal Grandparents

Lloyd Jackie Howard, Knox, IN Maternal Grandfather

Irene Swanson, Knox, IN Maternal Grandmother

Lisa Wilson, Ora, IN Sister

Keisha Wright, Delong, IN Sister

Kyle Button, Winamac, IN Brother

Donnie Wolford, Winamac, IN Father-in-law

Victoria Wolford, Lafayette, IN Mother-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins



Preceded in death by:

Bentley Wayne Button, Infant Son

Lloyd “Buster” Howard, Uncle

Cord Colgrove, Best Friend


Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EST Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be limited to groups of 50. Signup may be done online or by calling the funeral home 574-946-3222.*



Private burial will be in the Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery in Ora, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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