VAN WERT COUNTY — Donald E. Hoover, 92, of Harrison Township, passed
away at 11:21 a.m. Wednesday at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1924, in Harrison Township, the son of the
late Russel M. and Helen (Kreischer) Hoover. On June 11, 1949, he
married the former Erma Louise Dougal who survives.
survivors include his daughter, Beverly (Rex) Fortney; a son, Dennis
(Cheryl) Hoover, all of Van Wert; five grandchildren, Heather (T.J.)
Thornell, Laura (Josh) Gross, Tiffany (Chris Nowak) Hoover, Ryan
(Kristy) Fortney, and Melissa (Jordan) Miller; 13 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Margaret Gehres of Sun City Center, Florida, and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in
death by his brother, Dale A. Hoover on Feb. 10, 2017, and a
brother-in-law, Floyd Gehres.
Don was a 1942 graduate of Tully
Convoy High School and served as a Navy Seaman First Class in World War
II. He was a retired farmer but still worked past his 90th birthday. He
was a member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church in America. He served as
trustee of the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery and had been a member of
the Convoy American Legion Post 208.
Services will be held
at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at St. Paul’s Reformed Church in
America with Pastor Chad Strabbing officiating. Interment will follow at
Evangelical Protestant Cemetery where military rites will be conducted
by combined honor guard of the American Legion and the Veteran of
Calling hours are 3 - 7 p.m. Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Preferred memorials are to St. Paul’s Church or the Wren Fire & EMS.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.