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Minot, ND  58701

Phone: (701) 838-2832
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Email: thomasfh@minot.com

Gary Hovde

Gary Lynn Hovde, 72, Minot, died Monday, March 31, 2014, in an Ellendale, ND nursing home.

Gary was born July 10, 1941, in Minot, ND to George and Emily (Petersen) Hovde.  He was educated in country schools, Minot Public School System and graduated from Ryder High School in 1959.  As a young adult, he gained employment at the Minot Air Force Base as a civil employee.

Gary was united in marriage to Linda K. Nechiporenko on December 3, 1962 in Minot.  They made their home in Denver, CO for six years.  While in Denver, he received his pilot’s license and it was a hobby that he loved for many years.  Gary was always happy to give plane rides and during the flight when you heard, “it’s time to buzz the farm,” you soon regretted your choice in pilots.

They returned to Minot in 1969, when he became store manager for Tempo.  While managing the T-bird store for Peavy and UBC, Gary received many awards for ‘Top in sales’ and ‘Excellence in Management.’  He was always proud of his little store in Minot because it performed better than 120 stores in the company.  Gary retired from retail in 1995 and started a career in heavy construction.  After 5 years of being an oiler, Gary retired from work due to an injury.  Gary also farmed and ranched in Linton Township of Ward County during his working years.

Gary was a member of First Lutheran Church, Eagle’s Aerie, Moose Lodge and the American Legion, all of Minot.  Gary’s love of music was with him his entire life.  He sang and played guitar in his band, ‘Country 3.’  They played for many weddings, street dances and YMCA rodeos.  He favored fishing and his annual fishing trips to Canada along with caring for the farm and cattle as his pastimes.  Hard work, dedication and family are the legacy of Gary Hovde.  He will be missed by all who shared in his life.

His family includes loving wife of 51 years, Linda Hovde, Minot; son, Terry (Kathy) Hovde, Minot; grandchildren, Calvin and Russell Hovde; sisters, Sharon (Chuck) Kellett, Minneapolis, MN and Sheilah (Bryon) Schenfisch, Minot, ND and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Carson Hovde and brother Rodger Hovde.

Remembering Gary Hovde’s Life:  2:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at First Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment:  Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
Visitation:  Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to the Souris Valley Humane Society or to an organization of the donor’s choice.

To view a webcast of Gary\'s Service, please copy and paste the link listed below directly to your browser.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/first-lutheran-minot-nd


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MessageLinda, i am so sorry to have just read the Minot obituaries and see Gary's among them. I always had Mom to let me know in the past. I am so sorry for your loss. I want you to know I'm thinking of you.
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Messagegary will be deeply missed... a great guy to work for even after work.... god bless my good buddy..
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MessageLinda, so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May you have the strength to go on during this difficult time.
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MessageOur sincere condolences to Gary's family for your loss of such great man. We want to wholeheartedly thank you for the wonderful memories we have with Schumaier racing that Gary was very much a part of.
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MessageLinda and family, i am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Love from Di Johnson
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MessageWhen we would play a waltz Gary would always say for all you Norwegians it's one two three, one two three. He always had something to say on the microphone and made people laugh. We played for a lot of dances. Good memories.
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MessageI was deeply saddened by the news of Gary's death; I have a million happy memories of our times with the Country Three. He will surely be missed!
Roger
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MessageMy thoughts and prayers are with you! I loved visiting with Gary, he will be missed!
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MessageOur deepest condolences to the Hovde Family. Gary always came late on the stage when we played music at the Moose. I can always here him tell the elders to "Sit Down". I always chuckled when he did this, no heart attacks on the Moose dance floor! Always had a good time with Gary, Merle and Milton. Will miss that great smile!
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MessageSorry to hear of Gary's passing, will miss the many great hours of visiting with him.
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MessageWe were so heartsick when we seen Gary had passed away, he was a special person and we loved to here him sing, especially, keys in the mail box. We really enjoyed visiting with him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
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MessageWe have known Gary for many years especially when he used to play music. We attended many functions in Minot where his band played and he sang. He was always helpful at the TB Store. We are sorry for your loss Linda and family. May god Bless.
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MessageLinda, Terry, Kathy, Calvin and Russell,
We were privileged to have known Gary. Please accept our condolences for the loss of such a great man. He will be missed.
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MessageLinda and family ~
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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MessageOur sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. We send our thoughts and prayers.
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MessageLinda and family-sorry to hear about Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you all this difficult time. Hugs Linda! May The Lord watch over all of you.

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