Howard Eugene Kosel

Class of 1996

Howard was born October 18, 1931, in St. Cloud, MN. He graduated from Central High and the University of Portland with a degree in Business Administration. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1974 after attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Howard married Patricia in June 1956 in England. They raised five children; Anne, Joyce, David, Jane and Joseph.

Howard served at Sathers, Inc. from 1980 and was promoted to CEO in 1981. During his career with Sathers, he engineered the acquisition of several candy companies and manufacturing facilities, quadrupling the company’s sales.