He first saw the light of day in Yellowhead Township, as the son of Mathias and Mary Hoevet, nee Joho, on February 21st, 1880. He was subsequently baptized in infancy, and was confirmed as a member of the Lutheran church at Petersburg in 1895. Thereafter he transferred his membership to the Evangelical church of Grant Park, and lived the remainder of his earthly life as a Christian gentleman, and a most conscientious church member in this community. For fifteen years he served his church in a most acceptable manner as a member of the Church Council. His entire life was very exemplary, and commendable in that which is good and noble in human life.
On March 7, 1906, he was united with Minnie Martens in holy matrimony at St. Peter's Evangelical church of Grant Park, the Rev. G.B. Schick officiating. This most happy and congenial union was blessed, exceptionally so, with five fine children, namely: Evelyn Martin, Leon, Kathryn and Eloise.
In addition to his deeply bereaved widow and children; he leaves to mourn his passing the following brothers and sisters: -- George of Lowell, Indiana; Albert of Triumph, Minnesota; Herman of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Mrs. Charles Wild of Tenstrike, Minnesota; Edward of Lowell, Mat of Waterford, Wisconsin; and Mrs. William Langhorst of Grant Park. Two sisters and one brother preceded the deceased in death. Numerous other relatives and a host of friends will cherish his memory and feel the bitter pain of parting; -- but as Christians we have blissful hope of a future reunion in the Realm of Heaven, God's world and Kingdom for His own!
Funeral services were conducted at the Hoevet homestead in Sumner and continued in the Evangelical and Reformed church of Grant Park, with the Rev. Edwin A. Wahl, Pastor, officiating.
Burial was in the Heusing cemetery, the Rev. Wahl conducting the committal service.
All his brothers and sisters attended the funeral services for Mr. Hoevet.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all the neighbors, friends and relatives who so kindly assisted us during our late bereavement, the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. Also for the comforting words of Rev. Wahl, the beautiful floral offerings and the use of cars.
MRS. MINNIE HOEVET AND CHILDREN.
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