Robert “Bob” J. HowdenRobert “Bob” John Howden, 67, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2012, while vacationing in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bob fought many battles with his health and did it with dignity and a very positive attitude. He never complained and was thankful for every day. Bob was born on June 11, 1945, to John and Helen (Lusk) Howden in Duluth, Minn. He graduated from Morgan Park High School and served with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam. He graduated from CalPoly College and received his Master’s Degree from UMD. He enjoyed teaching for 30 years in the Cloquet School District. His favorite pastimes were golf, hunting, fishing and reading.