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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

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