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Henry "Bob" M. Hove, 86, of Red Wing

Henry "Bob" M. Hove, 86, of Red Wing, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, May 1, 2009, after a lingering illness. He was born in Leon Township on April 9, 1923. to Hans J. & Mabel (Sande) Hove. He was baptized and confirmed at Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church. He grew up on the home farm and attended school in District 10. He continued his education while serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps and graduated in 1940. He married Adeline M. Strusz of Vasa, Dec. 26, 1944.

@death of veteran: He served in the United States Army as a tank gunner in 1945 and 1946 and was discharged as private first class, from Camp Stonemen, Calif. He returned to Leon Township and helped his father on the home farm. He then farmed in Cannon Falls and Dennison until 1956 when the family moved to Red Wing and he worked for American Rock Wool. After a stroke at age 35, surgery and recovery, he worked for S B. Foot Tanning for seven years. He completed his working career after 22 years as a Goodhue County employee. He was a member of United Lutheran Church and Disabled American Veterans.

@Normal: He loved people. He enjoyed dancing. He took great pleasure in playing cards, especially with his wife amd children late into the night. He was locally famous for his flower garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Darwin, BethAnn, and Ruby; three brothers, Donald, Myron and Alden; three sisters, Dorothy Hove, Doris Mohr, and Shirley Ramm; one daughter-in-law, Terry Hove, and one grandchild, Jodie Scheitel.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Adeline; six sons, Donald (Delphine Kukuska) Maiden Rock, Wis., Dale (Kathy), Turtle Lake, Wis., Darrell (Kymm), Hager City, Wis., Danny (Mary), David, Dean (Teresa); four daughters, Bonnie (Duane) McKnight, Barbara Marik, Beverly (Arnie) Miller, BeNita (Greg) Hove-Domke, all from Red Wing; three sisters, Amanda Cooper, Beaver Dam, Wis., Marcella (LeRoy) Hurlburt, Worthington, Minn., and JoAnn (John) Bach, Bay City, Wis.; 29 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Iva Hauschildt, Janice Hince; brother-in-laws Herbert Strusz, Charles Hanson and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at United Lutheran Church with the Rev. Randall Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Burnside Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be grandsons Steven Hove, Brian Hove, Jamie Scheitel, Michael Marik, Ben Miller, Shawn Hove, Chris Hove, Rob Hove, and Matt Bremer. Honorary pallbearers will be Troy Hove, Brodie Scheitel, Scott Hove, Gregory James Domke and Joe Hove. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and at the church for one hour prior to the service.