The Free Press, Mankato, MN


September 16, 2013

Carroll Thompson Hove

    Funeral services for Carroll Thompson Hove, age 96 of Mankato, formerly of Blue Earth,  will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, 20013 Stoltzman Road, in Mankato, with Rev. Tim Hinrichs officiating.  Burial will follow at West Lutheran Cemetery in Rake, Iowa.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time at the church on Friday, with a sharing time from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.  Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the services.  Web condolences may be left at

    Carroll Thompson Hove was born on December 13, 1916 on his Grandpa Herman Hove's farm east of Randall, Iowa, the first son of Andrew and Minnie Kanute (Thompson) Hove.  Carroll was called home to Heaven on Thursday, September 12, 2013 under the care of hospice at Pathstone Living in Mankato.    

    While attending LBI in Minneapolis, Carroll met his future wife, Helen Marie Ottow.  Carroll and Helen Marie were married September 15, 1938 at a country church near Reeder, ND and moved to the southern Minnesota/northern Iowa area where they farmed for many years until 1966.

    In 1966 Carroll moved his family to Rosemount, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Carroll and his family were active members of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and charter members of Community of Joy Church in suburban Eagan.  In 2004 when Helen Marie became confined to living in a nursing home environment, they moved to St. Luke's Nursing Home in Blue Earth, Minn.  After a recent fall in 2010, Carroll moved to assisted living at Pathstone Living, Mankato, Minnesota.

    Carroll is preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Marie (Ottow) Hove; daughter Anola Hove; parents Andrew and Minnie Hove; sister Martha (Hove) Noss; brothers Andrew Jr. Hove, and Luther Hove; brothers-in-law Oscar Noss and Irvin Bliss; and sister-in-laws Esther (Ottow) Bliss and Ruby Erich Hove and son-in-law Francis Monseth.

    He is survived by his loving family, daughter Carolynn (Hove) White and husband, Earl of Mankato; daughter Ellen Mae (Hove) Monseth of Rogers; son Eugene Hove and wife Edie (Flaten) Hove of Maple Grove; and son Jon Hove of Port Wing, WI.  He is also survived by eleven grandsons and granddaughters and spouses, thirty-six great-grandsons and great-granddaughters and spouses, and two great-great-grandsons.  Additionally he is survived by sister Lorene (Hove) Dray of Blue Earth, brother-in-law Daird Dray and sister-in-law Mae (Peterson) Hove of Blue Earth, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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