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Eldon L. Hovey
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Obituary for Eldon L. Hovey

Eldon L. Hovey, 91, of Waterloo, died Sunday, June 17 at Friendship Village.

He was born September 25, 1926 in Algona, Iowa, son of Lionel E. and Vivian Eastman Hovey. He married Dolores Mae Kinsey on May 14, 1950 in Blue Earth, Minn. She died August 20, 2017.

Eldon graduated from Algona High in 1944. After graduation, he joined the United States Coast Guard as a Merchant Marine where he stayed until the end of WWII. After his service, Eldon worked as a jobber; gaining employment with The Harnack Company in 1972. He remained there until his retirement in 1992. Eldon was a member of the Cedar Falls Amvets post 49, Waterloo Lodge 105 AF &AM, Black Hawk Lodge #65 AF & AM and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survived by: three sons, Theodore P. (Andrea) Hovey of Rapid City, S.D., Robert J. (Karen) Hovey of Rapid City, S.D., and William R. Hovey of Urbandale, Iowa; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn Greethurst of Reiles Acres, N.D., and Beverly (Gordon) Hauck of Fulton, Mo.

Preceded in death by: his wife and a brother, David Hovey.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Full military rites will be conducted by the Cedar Falls Amvets Post 49 and the United States Coast Guard Honor Guard. Public visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway where there will be a 4 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. Masonic Service. Visitation will continue for one hour before services on Thursday at the Church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Society


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Visitation

Wednesday

20

Jun

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Rosary

Wednesday

20

Jun

4:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Public Masonic Service

Wednesday

20

Jun

7:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Funeral Service

Thursday

21

Jun

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

627 West Fourth Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

3912 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701


Memorial Contribution

Saint Vincent de Paul

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