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Wayne A. Hovey


Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries



Wayne A. Hovey, age 84, of Harmony, Minnesota died Friday morning, April 12, 2013 at his home in Harmony.

Wayne was born May 5, 1928 on the family farm in York Township, Fillmore County Minnesota to Knute and Martha (Lietz) Hovey. On June 14, 1952 he married Marilyn Thoreson at Ostrander Lutheran Church, Ostrander, Minn. Wayne grew up on the same farm where he and Marilyn raised a family of their own. He worked the farm until September of 2009 when he and Marilyn moved to Harmony. One of Wayne’s greatest gifts was his work ethic which he passed on to each of his children. Wayne always loved his animals and had a special place in his heart for his dog, Friskie. Sunday dinner with “the kids,” grandkids, and great-grandsons brought a joyous smile to his face, lifting his spirits and brightening his day.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Hovey of Harmony; five children, Kandace (Chris) Johnson of Harmony, Wayne G. (Sue) Hovey of Preston Minn., Kyle (Desiree) Hovey of Milton, WI, Rick (Karla) Hovey of Winona, MN and Lisa Eckhart of Minneapolis, Minn.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a special niece and nephew, and many other nieces and nephews. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and all five of his siblings.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with Pastor Curt Schneider, Wayne’s granddaughter, Pastor Breanne Johnson and Rev. Jane Timmerman officiating. Interment followed at Greenfield Cemetery, Harmony. Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, assisted the family.

Birth Announcement - Cole Allen Bjurquist

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Cole Allen Bjurquist Steph and Matt Bjurquist, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cole Allen. He was born on March 27th, 2013 at 2:02 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. Cole is welcomed home by his big brother, Reid. ..... 
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3rd Annual Art Show

Thu, Apr 18th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On Monday, May 6th the Fillmore Central Art Department will present their 3rd Annual Student Art Show. The art show will takes place in the High School Stage Gym in conjunction with the 7-12th grade vocal music concert, which is at 8:00 pm. Art wo ..... 
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“Joining Julie” during her presentation in Harmony

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

It is no mystery why a group of more than forty people attended a book-signing event and presentation by author Julie Kramer at the Harmony Public Library in Harmony, Minn. on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Kramer started her presentation by stating s ..... 
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Guest Commentary: Hook, line and sinker

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Commentary

By Jerry Grehl, Harmony Guest editorialist Jeff Erding’s passionate opposition of all things that might restrict in any way gun ownership is based on a false premise: a premise that has been sold to him hook, line, and sinker by the billion dolla ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 40 units

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 2, 2013, succeeded in collecting 40 units of blood. This number was achieved by several donors giving two units, as there were only 35 donors who presented, and one first-time participant. Congratulations to ..... 
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City of Harmony donates to nursing home project

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

By Jade Sexton Tim Samuelson, Administrator at Harmony Healthcare, approached the City Council at their regular meeting on April 8. He explained that he has had a dream for many years to be able to purchase a new power generator, as the current one ..... 
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Harry Arthur Manning

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Harry Arthur Manning Harry Arthur Manning passed away on March 28, 2013; this thoughtful and loving man is sorely missed by his family and friends. Age 72, Harry died at the Zablocki V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee due to complications related t ..... 
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Margaret “Peg” Hansen

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Margaret “Peg” Hansen Margaret Hansen, age 88 of Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Assisted Living in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Margaret was born April 20, 1924 at Preston, Minnesota to C ..... 
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