Red Lake Falls - Arnold Hovet, 93, formerly of Thief River Falls, died Sunday, February 27, 2000 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2 at Our Saviour's Free Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls with Rev. Terry Olson officiating. Wanda Vigness will be the organist, and Grace Hammer will be the soloist. Casketbearers will be Ken Hovet, Edgar Miller, Larry Nerhus, Roger Hovet, Richard Miller, Lowell Anderson and Gordon Hovet. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday, March 1) from 3 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Green Funeral Home in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Arnold Gunielius Hovet was born on April 26, 1906 in McIntosh, the son of Tollof and Bertina (Sollie) Hovet. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in McIntosh and attended rural Clovernook School in District 14. At the age of five, he moved with his family to Star township in Pennington county where they farmed. Arnold read for the minister in Norwegian and was confirmed at Ekelund Lutheran Church, rural Goodridge. In his younger years, he worked in a logging camp, providing cut wood for the fire at home.
On May 7, 1933, he was united in marriage to Julia Miller at her home in Reiner township of Pennington county. The couple lived in Reiner township for a few years before moving to Star township where they farmed. In 1982, Arnold and Julia held an auction and then moved to Thief River Falls. Julia died in 1998. In 1997, Arnold moved to Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls.
He enjoyed the countryside and was an avid hunter, hunting deer, bear and moose. He took pleasure in reading the newspaper and spearing fish that swam from the Red Lake. In his later years, he enjoyed reminiscing and especially spending time and visiting with family, friends and neighbors.
He was a member of Reiner Free Lutheran Church for several years.
Arnold is survived by two daughters, Ardith (John) Solheim of Red Lake Falls and Leona (Charles) Hedeen of Thief River Falls; one son, Bernard (Bernice) Hovet of Virginia; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; his parents; two sisters, Alice Lunden and Thelma Anderson; and five brothers, John, George, Henry, Melvin and Obert.
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