|Published in the Enterprise April 13, 1972|
Edward J. Hovendick, life-long farmer of the area west Herman, died last Monday at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair. His death followed that of his wife, the late Amelia Hovendick, by less than a month. She died March 14th.
The deceased was born at Spiker, 16 miles northwest of Blair on July 18th, 1894. He was 77 years of age at his death. He grew up in the Spiker area and farmed in that area for his entire life. He was a veteran of World War I and was recognized as a good farmer and one who held an active interest in his community.
He is survived by two daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. Leonard (Frances) Beard, of Uehling, Nebr. and Mrs. Donna Holstein, of Alta, Iowa. The sons are Clyde Fitch of Omaha and Joe Fitch, of Herman. There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Edyth Atwood, Mrs. Mable Lindenmeyer and Mrs. Edna Holstein, all of Blair, and by Pearl Kimbro, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Herman Methodist Church, with the Rev. Zack Kleinsasser conducting the service. Burial was made in the Herman Cemetery under the direction of the Bendorf Funeral Home of Blair.
Pallbearers were Michael Beard, Gary Beard and Leon Beard, Jeffrey Holstein, William Papke and Stanley Hovendick, Steven Fitch was an honorary pallbearer.
See Find A Grave Memorial# 98584911