Larry Hovey, age 79, of Lime Springs passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home.
Larry Virgil Hovey was born March 4, 1941, in Harmony, MN, the son of Virgil and Roelvine (TerBeest) Hovey. Larry graduated from Harmony High School in 1959. On January 27, 1962, he married Janice Ramaker in Cherry Grove, MN. To this union, 3 children were born, Rochelle, Brian, and Jodi. Larry and Janice later divorced.
Larry was self-employed and ran his business, Hovey Plumbing and Heating, for over 50 years. For many of those years, his son Brian worked alongside him. In his younger years, Larry enjoyed going horseback riding. Larry loved corvettes, had a love for speed, and was known for being a “rule-breaker”. He was a huge Vikings fan and held season tickets for the Vikings since 1965. For over 20 years, Larry played fast pitch softball and was quite talented in the game. Larry also took pride in baking cookies for his grandchildren and was also always interested in attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He had a sweet tooth and loved Bakers Square and Dairy Queen.
Larry is survived by the mother of his children, Janice Hovey of Le Roy, MN, his children, Rochelle (Steve) Feine of Amelia, OH, Brian Hovey of Lime Springs, IA, Jodi (Doug) Zander of Bismarck, ND, grandchildren Justin (Sarah) Feine of Greendale, IN, Tyler Feine of Cincinnati, OH, Bailianna Thompson, of Yorba Linda, CA, Noah, Madison, Dominic, and Veronica Zander all of Bismarck, ND, siblings Pat Soland of Preston, MN, Mary (Dave) Sikkink of Preston, MN, Joan (Chuck) O’Connor of Harmony, MN, and several nieces and nephews.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, his infant son, daughter-in-law Cheri Hovey, and brother-in-law Guy Soland.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, September 18 at Larry’s garage at 226 E Main St., Lime Springs, IA. Private family services will be held at the Saetersdal Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Jacobs officiating. Burial will be held at Saetersdal Lutheran Cemetery.
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