Bryan Keith Howland, 50, of Gardner passed away Sunday evening, August 30, 2020 in Morris Hospital. He was born April 1, 1970 in Joliet, the son of Keith and Mary Lou (Valerio) Howland. Raised and educated in Gardner, Bryan graduated from Gardner – South Wilmington High School with the Class of 1988. After high school, he enrolled in the DeVry Institute of Technology’s electrician’s program, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree. Bryan was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed gaming, movies and NASCAR. He was a member of Church of Hope in Gardner. He is survived by his parents, Keith and Mary Lou; sister, Carrie (Daniel) Conlon; special friend, Kim Davis; Uncle Alan Howland; uncle and aunt, Charles and Karen Valerio; and cousins: Stephanie Howland Porth and son Tyler; Erica (Guido) Persinger and their children: Jonathan Gill, Kaitlyn Gill, and Madeline Persinger; and Dodie Howland and her children: Lindsy White and Justin White. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Francis and Evelyn Howland, and maternal grandparents, William and Frances Valerio. A graveside service was held Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the Braceville-Gardner Cemetery with Pastor Janet Chandler of Church of Hope officiating. Bryan was laid to rest with his paternal grandparents. Aqua Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial contributions may be made in Bryan’s name to the Church of Hope, 202 N. Monroe St., Gardner, IL 60424, or the Gardner Fire Protection District, 206 Depot St., Gardner, IL 60424. An online guestbook has been made for the family. You may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs, by visiting the website: Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington St., Morris, IL