Richard Edwin 'Dick' Hovelson, 80
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:22 AM
Richard Edwin "Dick" Hovelson, 76, of Preston, died Wednesday, Nov. 28,
2012, at his home.
Richard Edwin Hovelson was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Preston, the son of
Clair and Evelyn (Wiegand) Hovelson. He graduated Preston High School in
1953. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and was
stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for two years. He was then in the Army
Reserves for several years. After the Army, he worked with his father
painting, repairing barns and homes, and doing general construction work.
His hobbies included building wooden toys, puppets, weaving rugs and
playing Santa Claus. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Preston
Lions Club and the Garden Club, and was president of the Historical Society.
He is survived by one brother, James (Karel) of Cornelius, N.C.; one
sister, Linda (Dennis) Wead of Preston; a sister-in-law, Elaine (Bob) Maust
of Preston; a niece, Sara (Blaine) York; and two special great-nephews,
Zaccary and Harlee Wead of Lanesboro; nieces and nephews, Barbara (Wayne)
Ristau of Lanesboro, Bruce (Michell) Hovelson of Chatfield, Brian (Denise)
Hovelson of Byron, Brenda (Marvin) Ristau of Preston, Jeff (Karen) Hovelson
of Tucson, Ariz., Douglas Hovelson of Mooresville, N.C., and Jeanne Thurman
of Cornelius, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, at Thauwald Funeral Home
in Preston, with the Rev. David Jore officiating. Burial will be at a later
Thauwald Funeral Home, Preston assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.