Obituary Record

John Howard Hovendick
Died on 2/3/2017


Posted on line 6 Feb 2017; Published in The Pilot Tribune 7 Feb 2017

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John Howard Hovendick was born April 4, 1937, to Howard and Fae (Roth) Hovendick in Tekamah, Nebraska, at his grandparents’ home. He passed away February 3, 2017, at the Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center, after calling it his home for seven years, at the age of 79 years.

John attended Pleasant Hill School through the 8th grade. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in the spring of 1959. After his service, he returned to the farm until 1969, when he moved to Papillion and worked as a draftsman for the Corps of Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Fae Hovendick.

He is survived by his son, Robert (Ginger) Hovendick of Gretna; grandchildren, Bree and Fletcher of Gretna; brother, Jack (Linda) Hovendick of Tekamah; nephews, Jay (Tami) Hovendick of Herman, Kevin (Jill) Hovendick of Blair, Kim (Kimberly) Hovendick of Milford; many more grandnieces and grandnephews.

Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service. The funeral service is Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Tekamah. Burial with military honors at Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah. Memorials to the family to be designated at a later date.

Omaha World Herald 5 Feb 2017


Hovendick, John H. Apr 4, 1937 - Feb 3, 2017 79 years, of Tekamah, NE. John is survived by his son, Robert (Ginger) Hovendick, Gretna, NE; grandchildren, Bree and Fletcher Hovendick, Gretna; brother, Jack (Linda) Hovendick, Tekamah; nephews, Jay (Tami) Hovendick, Herman, NE, Kevin (Jill) Hovendick, Blair, NE, Kim (Kimberly) Hovendick, Milford, NE; many more nieces and nephews. FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, February 8, 2016, 10:30am, First Baptist Church, Tekamah. VISITATION Tuesday, 5-7pm, with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah. VISITATION will also be held at the Church 1 hour prior to Service. BURIAL WITH MILITARY HONORS Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, NE. MEMORIALS To the family to be designated at a later date. PELAN FUNERAL SERVICES TEKAMAH Tekamah, NE 402-374-1551

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 2/7/2017