Services for Ralph Hove

Ralph Hove, age 82, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Saturday, March 21st, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27th, via Facebook Live or the Carlin Family Funeral Service website, with the Rev. Jane Ekholm officiating. Interment will be in Brandsvold Cemetery, rural Fosston, at a later date. Due to the health crisis, there is no public service. Messages of condolence may be shared at and a tribute video will also be available to view beginning on Thursday, March 26th, also at 
Ralph Arvid Hove was born June 27, 1937 in Brandsvold Township to Roy and Olga (Ekern) Hove. He was baptized, confirmed and a life-long member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston. 
He attended school in Fosston until his brother Raymond entered the military. Ralph then joined his father in the family farming operation which he continued for the next 65 years. Ralph loved farming, especially working with his herd of beef cattle. 
In 1959 Ralph enlisted in the Air National Guard, “The Happy Hooligans”, based in Fargo, North Dakota. He served as a weapons mechanic until his honorable discharge in 1965.
On June 11, 1966 Ralph married Geraldine Rotness at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston. To this union two daughters, Jill and Jennifer were born. Ralph took great joy in his family, going camping, fishing, hunting and traveling. He especially cherished spending time with his five grandchildren.
Ralph was proud of his Norwegian heritage and was a member of the Sons of Norway, Grandlund Lodge. He and Geraldine traveled to Norway three times and visited relatives still living on the Hove home place.
Ralph served in many capacities at Hope Church and was a long-time supervisor on the Brandsvold Town Board. 
Ralph passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Essentia Hospital in Fargo at the age of 82 years and 9 months.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Geraldine of 53 years; daughters: Jill (Mark) Landsverk of Fosston and Jennifer (Benton) Hicks of Moorhead, MN; five grandchildren: Christian, Olivia and Amelia Landsverk and Marshal and Barrett Hicks; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Joyce (Martin) Wandschneider and Louise (Carl) Battaglia and one brother, Raymond (Doris) Hove.
Blessed be his memory.

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P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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