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Iva B. Hovden

Rev. Velma Larson
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Iva’s Family
Iva B. Hovden was born on Tuesday, December 2, 1930 to Lawrence and Rena (Jessen) Tanderup in Beresford, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in which she believed her entire life. Following her graduation from Irene High School, Iva attended Paul’s Beauty School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She worked as a beautician in Minneapolis and Yankton. On November 11, 1956, Iva was united in marriage to Melvin Hovden and together they made their home in the Mission Hill area. She also worked at Gurney’s and the Yankton Care Center. Iva was a member of Vangen Lutheran Church in Mission Hill where she served as a Sunday school teacher and on the church council.
Iva took special care in maintaining her home at Valley View, diligently painting, mowing, and gardening the flowers she loved so much. She was also known for her hospitality and opening her home to all her friends and neighbors. Every Sunday afternoon, Iva would sit down and hand-write cards to her family, showing her caring through frequent correspondence.
Iva passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Sunset Manor in Irene having attained the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 25 days.
She is survived and remembered by her children: Lianne (Yoni) Suarez of Belmond, IA, Karen (Bruce) Avilla of Fayetteville, TN, and David (Diane) Hovden of Mission Hill; grandchildren: Sergio Suarez, Gustavo Suarez, Carlene (Keifer) Datema, Andrea Avilla, Geneva Avilla, Mary Ann Avilla, Bethany Avilla, and Julie Avilla; great-grandchild Kip Datema; and brother Erland Tanderup of San Antonio, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin in 1977 and her parents.

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So Sorry to hear of Iva's passing. She was the best neighbor to my family. Such a sweet soul who showed loving interest in our lives and our kids. She always remembered my daughters birthday as she shared a December birthday. Her Christmas cookies were another one of her great treats she shared with us every year! My thoughts and prayers are with Iva's family.

Kelly and Brandon Frazee Sep 2 2015 4:03 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Iva was definitely representative of a great generation. She worked hard and cared so much for her family! She was so kind to help me extensively when researching our Hovden ancestry. Hopefully you have wonderful memories to stay in your heart for years!

Harlan Halverson Aug 29 2015 7:30 PM

Keeping you and your family in our Prayers. God Bless.

Terry and Lisa Balvin Aug 29 2015 3:16 PM

Extending sincere sympathies to Iva's family. She was my Group Leader @ Gurney's my first year there and always considered her as one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She spoke so highly of her family and years later, to hear that her son would marry my second cousin (Diane)-- small world. I remember, too, that she shares my own mother's birth day. May she rest in peace.

Sharon Haberman Aug 28 2015 10:33 PM