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OBIT: Geraldine Lou Hove

This news story was published on March 17, 2021.
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Geraldine Lou Hove, 89, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Lake Mills Care Center in Lake Mills.

A private funeral service will be Friday, March 19, 2021, at Trinity Church, 10681 500th St, Thompson, IA 50478, with Rev. Will Hunsaker officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Church Cemetery.

Geraldine was born March 19, 1931, the daughter of Floyd H. and Doris B. (Meyers) Olson in Swea City, IA. She married Merrill J. Hove on October 21, 1950, in Kiester, MN.

Geraldine graduated from Kiester High School in 1949. She worked as a homemaker throughout her life while helping raise her family and volunteering with many clubs.

Geraldine was a member of the Clear Lake Christian Church, CWF, Clear Lake Women’s Club and the Friendly Garden Club. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings fan who enjoyed sewing, quilting, writing letters and crafts. She also liked being outdoors, gardening and fishing.

Geraldine is survived by her husband, Merrill Hove of Lake Mills; children, Debra (Stan) Opdahl of Albert Lea, MN, Kim (Joyce) Hove of Albert Lea, Scott (Karla) Hove of Highland, IN, Ryan (Joy) Hove of Apple Valley, MN and Paul Hove of Mason City, IA; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Charles) Hueper of Mankato, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gene; and sister, Ramona Jacobsen.

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