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Richard Edwin "Dick" Hovelson


Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

RICHARD EDWIN" DICK" HOVELSON, 76, of Preston, died Wednesday, November, 28, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11 AM at Thauwald Funeral Home Preston with Pastor David Jore officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Richard was born on December 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, Missouri for two years. He was then in the Army reserves for several years. After the Army he worked with his father painting, repairing barns, 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, Preston Lions Club, the Garden Club and was president of the historical society.

Richard is survived by one brother, James (Karel) of Cornelius, North Carolina, one sister, Linda (Dennis) Wead, of Preston. Sister-in-law, Elaine (Bob) Maust, of Preston. 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, Arizona, Douglas Hovelson of Mooresville, North Carolina, Jeanne Thurman of Cornelius, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 2012 until service time at Thauwald Funeral Home Preston. Online condolences may be left@thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.

Fillmore Central sells facility bonds for HVAC project

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton Patty Heminover of Springsted financial advisors gave the Fillmore Central School Board some great news at their regular meeting on November 27. She informed the board that the alternative facilities bonds were sold at a competitive ..... 
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Give to the Max Day challenge results

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Give to the Max Day was November 15, a day that anyone could make online donations to local non-profit organizations. The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation challenged the Preston Area Community Foundation to see who could get the most donation ..... 
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Engagement -Lokker ~ Ortner

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Lokker ~ Ortner Rebecca Lokker of Preston and Timothy Ortner, originally of Harmony, and currently from Orange City, Iowa; announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride-to-be are Roger and Brenda Lokker of Preston, and pa ..... 
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FC Club isn’t “camera shy”

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

Students at Fillmore Central High School have an opportunity that most kids in the area do not, and that is the opportunity to learn more about photography, share their pictures with others, and explore their interest by joining the Photography Club ..... 
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Greenleafton established as subordinate service district

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

Several Greenleafton residents addressed the county commissioners raising their concerns and questions about the Greenleafton wastewater treatment project at the November 13 board meeting. Sheila Craig, Southeast Minnesota Wastewater Initiative, and ..... 
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House fire suspected to be arson

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

By Jade Sexton The Preston Fire Department and Ambulance crew were called to the scene of a house fire between Preston and Lanesboro on Highway 16 on the morning of Tuesday, November 13. The Lanesboro Fire Department also assisted them. By the ..... 
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The Preston Historical Society

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston Historical Society has been given the senior pictures from Preston High School from the years 1911 - 1959. They have been placed on display in the O’Hara School located on the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. However, the following years a ..... 
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Letter about cats killed

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, To the heartless drivers: On the morning of Oct. 31 between the hour of 6:15-6:30 a.m. on Hwy County 44, between the Lime Springs turn and the Cherry Grove turn, my family lost two cats within five minutes of each other. My husban ..... 
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