HAWARDEN—Conrad “Connie” Lloyd Hove, 91, Hawarden, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Burial will be at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden, with military rites conducted by Two Oaks Post 254 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Conrad Lloyd Hove was born Nov. 27, 1928, one of eight children born to Conrad and Ella (Olson) Hove in Hudson, SD. Conrad grew up in Hawarden and graduated from Hawarden High School in 1943 where he participated in football, basketball and track. After graduation, Conrad and his family moved to Sioux City, where he attended Morningside College.
His college career was interrupted by military service time. Conrad served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, 1951-53, and was stationed in Germany, Italy and Austria in Europe until his discharge in 1953.
He returned to Sioux City where he graduated from Morningside College in June 1953. He earned his masters of education degree from the University of South Dakota in 1957. He taught and coached at Salix Public School for one year. After leaving Salix, Conrad was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Sioux Valley Public Schools at Linn Grove-Peterson until 1969.
Connie then returned to Sioux City and worked as a rehabilitation counselor with the State of Public Instruction, 1969-78. He then worked with the Aalfs Manufacturing Company from 1978 until his retirement in 1991.
Conrad was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church in Sioux City where he served as usher for many years.
Connie enjoyed sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and member of the I Club. He also enjoyed watching his St. Louis Cardinals play baseball. He was an avid bowler and a member of the Greater Siouxland Bowling Hall of Fame. Connie also enjoyed gardening and fishing, making many trips to Minnesota and Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Thomas, James, Harris, Harlan, and Oris; two sisters, Betty Liston and Dorothy Hitzemann; two nieces, Pam and Marie; and three nephews, Harlan, Oris Wayne, and James.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Clinton Utech.