Ricky ‘Rick’ Hovey, 49
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:03am admin
June 24, 1969 —
March 30, 2019
Lime Springs - Ricky “Rick” Hovey, age 49, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Regional Health Services in Cresco, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Saetersdal Lutheran Church in rural Lime Springs. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco and again one hour prior to services at the church.
Ricky Alan Hovey was born on June 24, 1969 in Cresco, the son of Jerry and Janice (McClary) Hovey. He attended Lime Springs Elementary School and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1987. On Aug. 27, 1988 he married Dolly Bernice Bonnell at Saetersdal Lutheran Church. To this union five children were born.
Rick spent the majority of his working years doing what he loved — farming. In addition to farming, he worked for five years at Kappers Fabricating in Spring Valley, Minn. His hobbies included working in the garden, canning produce, camping with friends and family, fishing trips, deer hunting and cutting wood. He also enjoyed coon hunting with his dog, Pepper.
His whole world revolved around his family and extended family, which included the community he lived in and loved so dearly, Lime Springs.
Survivors include his wife, Dolly of Lime Springs; his children, Teresa (Steve) Pearce of Lime Springs, Tiffany Hovey of Lime Springs, Abigail Hovey of Mapleton, Minn., Andrew and Alexandria Hovey of Lime Springs and Aliza Lynn of Lime Springs; three grandchildren, James, Krystal and Mark Pearce; his mother, Janice Marie Hovey; sisters, Bonnie Sanders of Ostrander, Minn. and Kimberly (Tom) McGee of Chariton, Iowa; and a brother, Percy Hovey of Chariton.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Veryl Hovey; sister-in-law, Joanna Mensink; brother-in-law, Steve Sanders; mother-in-law, Roberta Bonnel; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.