Ingval Hove, 1921-2017

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ingval Martin Hove, 95, of Blooming Prairie died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. 

He was born July 26, 1921, in rural Dodge County to Ivar and Pauline (Madson) Hove. Ingval lived in the Hayfield area and attended school in Dodge County. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and served his country until his honorary discharge in 1945. Following his discharge he worked for Lysne Construction.

Ingval Hove

On Oct. 28, 1947, Ingval was united in marriage to Lorraine Haberman at First Lutheran Church parsonage in Blooming Prairie. Their union was blessed with one daughter. Upon moving to Blooming Prairie in 1948, Ingval worked for Blooming Prairie Co-op Creamery hauling milk and as an over-the-road truck driver for Madsen Truck Lines out of Albert Lea until 1982. In his retirement years, he did mowing for the city of Blooming Prairie. The Hoves belonged to First Lutheran Church, and Ingval was a member of the American Legion Post 52. Ingval enjoyed traveling, taking road trips and visiting over coffee. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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Survivors include his daughter, Beverly (Roger) Wessels, of Albert Lea; four grandchildren, Debbie (Rockland) Bolhuis, David Bolhuis, Jay Wessels and Christopher Wessels; four great-grandchildren, Nicole, Dylan, Gemma and Jacey; his sister, Marie (Gerald) Jacobsen, of Owatonna; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ingval was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of over 60 years, Lorraine Hove; and one brother in infancy.