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Vera Ann Hovey

November 6, 1943 November 10, 2018
Vera Ann Hovey
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Obituary for Vera Ann Hovey

Vera Ann Hovey, age 75 of Cresco, IA, passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI on November 10, 2018, surrounded by loving family members.   

Vera was born on November 6, 1943 in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Schave) McIntosh and grew up with her brothers Robert and Walter.  She attended country school north of Decorah followed by her graduation from Decorah High School.  Following graduation, she worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids before attending beauty college in Waterloo.  She was employed as a beautician in Decorah and then in Cresco.   

After meeting Harold Hovey at the Howard County Fair, they were married on June 6, 1968.  Vera continued as a beautician in Cresco and at the nursing homes, later changing careers to work for Foley Chiropractic Clinic and for Kwik Star, both in Cresco.   

Vera bowled on several leagues, enjoyed fishing with Harold and spending time with their dogs.  She was an excellent cook; nobody ever went away hungry after a visit at their home where you always felt welcome, as she loved spending time with family and friends.  Vera liked to sit in their sunroom watching the birds and coloring beautiful pictures with her beloved Bentley snuggled in beside her.  Vera enjoyed shopping and could watch QVC/Susan Graver on TV for hours. 

Vera is survived by her husband Harold and their beloved Bentley, her brother Walter McIntosh, sister-in-law Diane McIntosh, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Bernice McIntosh, brother Robert McIntosh, and sister-in-law Beverly McIntosh. 

Vera was a gentle, soft-spoken woman who is dearly missed and will always be remembered in our hearts.


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Visitation

Thursday

6

Dec

10:00 AM 12/6/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

305 2nd Ave. W.
Cresco, IA 52136

Immanuel Lutheran Church
305 2nd Ave. W. Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

6

Dec

11:00 AM 12/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

305 2nd Ave. W.
Cresco, IA 52136

Immanuel Lutheran Church
305 2nd Ave. W. Cresco 52136 IA
United States
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