John HovJohn T. Hov, 98, McHenry, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Mr. Hov was born Sept. 2, 1911, on the family farm in Paradise Township, Eddy County, rural McHenry, the son of Ole and Randina (Grafsgaard) Hov.
John T. Hov, 98, McHenry, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D.
Mr. Hov was born Sept. 2, 1911, on the family farm in Paradise Township, Eddy County, rural McHenry, the son of Ole and Randina (Grafsgaard) Hov. He attended country school and then began working on the family farm. In the 1930s, he drove a school bus pulled by horses for the Washington Lake Country School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in an artillery unit in Africa and Italy from 1942–45. Following his discharge, he returned to McHenry and farmed for many years with his brothers in Cherry Lake Township, Eddy County. He was the commander of the Carl Bostrom American Legion Post #160, at McHenry for more than 50 years and served on the Cherry Lake Township Board for more than 50 years. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and had served as president of the McHenry Senior Citizens Club for many years. He was known as a good cook. He enjoyed playing pinochle and bingo.
He is survived by three brothers, Bert, Dayton, Wash., and Semon and Arnold, both McHenry.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Reno and Oscar.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, McHenry, with the Rev. Marli Danielson officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery, McHenry, in the spring. Military honors by the American Legion and the North Dakota National Guard.
Online guestbook: www. EvansFuneralHomeND.com
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