Rich Hoveland

WATERLOO ó  Richard Hoveland, 65, of Waterloo died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 2009) at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., of complications from surgery for pancreatic cancer. 

He was born May 23, 1944, in Mason City, son of Arnold and Mildred Thiemann Hoveland. 

He married Joan Van Besien on July 28, 1973, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Waterloo. 

He graduated from Iowa State University and then became employed with John Deere, as an engineer, for 36 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 2001. He was a past president of the John Deere Supervisorís Club. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David (Cortney Barron) of Waterloo and Michael of Minneapolis, Minn.; a brother, Bill (Jan), of Sarona, Wis.; a sister, Susan (Bob) Hastings, of Tucson, Ariz.; four brothers-in-law, Jack Finley of Chicago, Ill., Richard (Sandy) Van Besien of Waterloo, Bill Schachterle of Ackley and Ed Malek of Ellsworth; four sisters-in-law, Mary Kaye (Bill) Mintline of Colfax, Calif., Carol (Jim) Powell of Prairie du Chien, Wis., Jane (Gene) Zeck of Washington and Jean (Ray) Lynch of West Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gloria Finley; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Schachterle and Virginia Malek. 

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Public visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 7 p.m. vigil service. 

There will be no visitation on Saturday at the church. 

Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.

December 31, 2009 - Mason City Globe Gazette)