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December 13, 2013

Herbert Hoeve

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Herbert Eugene Hoeve was born November 5, 1938, at Medford, in Taylor County, Wisconsin, the son of Herman Dan and Dorothy (Mathias) Hoeve. Herb received his elementary and high school education in Medford. 
On August 16, 1957, he was united in marriage with Kathleen Marie Moyer at Mason City, Iowa and to this union four daughters were born: Peggy Sue, Teresa Marie, Patricia Yvonne and Penny Kay. Herb and Kathy lived at Buckingham, Iowa and Traer, Iowa where Herb raised mink. 
He worked as a farmhand and plumber. They then moved north of Sully, Iowa and Herb worked for Sully Plumbing & Heating, but never lost his desire to be a farmer. 
In 1973 he and Kathy bought a lot in Galesburg, Iowa, and in 1975 Herb was able to make Kathy’s dream of living in a new home come true. This was all made possible with the help of family and friends before her death on October 6, 1982, at the age of 40 years following a terminal illness she had fought for 13 years. 
During the years of her illness Herb worked very hard to care for their family the best he knew how. Then in 1983 he and Gladys (Snook) Arthur became life partners. He enjoyed hobby farming, restoring old tractors, gardening and had a love for the outdoors. He spent much of his time tinkering in his shop and would often tear things apart and maybe put them back together again. His often used tool was a ‘saws all’. Herb and Gladys were devoted to each other and Herb was a ‘grandpa’ to both of their families. He and Gladys continued living in Galesburg, Iowa where he often said he was the “Mayor of Galesburg”. 
Herb fought a long struggle with cancer but through it all Gladys was at his side both day and night with treatments and while being hospitalized. 

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