Vera Hovey, 75
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 3:19pm admin
Nov. 6, 1943 —
Nov. 10, 2018
Cresco - Vera Ann Hovey, age 75, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. on Nov. 10, 2018, surrounded by loving family members.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco with Pastor Elaine Siemsen officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Lindstrom Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Vera was born on Nov. 6, 1943 in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Schave) McIntosh and grew up with her brothers, Robert and Walter. She attended country school north of Decorah, followed by her graduation from Decorah High School. After graduation, she worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before attending beauty college in Waterloo, Iowa. She was employed as a beautician in Decorah and then in Cresco.
After meeting Harold Hovey at the Howard County Fair, they were married on June 6, 1968. Vera continued as a beautician in Cresco and at the nursing homes, later changing careers to work for Foley Chiropractic Clinic and for Kwik Star, both in Cresco.
Vera bowled on several leagues, enjoyed fishing with Harold and spending time with their dogs. She was an excellent cook; nobody ever went away hungry after a visit at their home, where you always felt welcome, as she loved spending time with family and friends. Vera liked to sit in their sunroom watching the birds and coloring beautiful pictures with her beloved Bentley snuggled in beside her. She enjoyed shopping and could watch QVC/Susan Graver on TV for hours.
Vera was a gentle, soft-spoken woman who is dearly missed and will always be remembered in our hearts.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, and their beloved Bentley; her brother, Walter McIntosh; sister-in-law, Diane McIntosh; and many nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Bernice McIntosh; brother, Robert McIntosh; and sister-in-law, Beverly McIntosh.