Celebration of Life for Sarah Hoven, 89, will be Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be at 12 noon and service at 1:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.
Sarah Agnes “Jane” Hoven passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Season’s Hospice surrounded by her loving family.
Sarah Jetty was born in St. Michael, North Dakota on November 19, 1923 to Fred and Angelina (Morin) Jetty. She was the second of 11 children. She grew up in North Dakota and attended high school in Marty, South Dakota. After high school graduation, she and her sister, Nora (Jetty Ives), enlisted in the US Navy WAVES to support our troops during WW II. She worked for the Bureau of Ships under Admiral H.R. Rickover in Washington, D.C. After their honorable discharges in 1946, she and her sister were asked to re-enlist to be stationed in Hawaii, but they declined the offer saying they were “too homesick for North Dakota.” Sarah attended Fargo Business School for secretarial training. In 1951 she moved to Rochester and married Daniel L. Hoven. Daniel passed away in 1970. She was employed by the YWCA for 33 years. She currently resided at Homestead of Rochester.
She is survived by three children, Carol (Hoven) Rushton of Denver, CO; Arne Hoven and Calvin Hoven both of Rochester; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson (and one on the way); one brother, Alfred “Buddy” Jetty of Chamberlain, SD; four sisters, Vivian Borseth of Coon Rapids, MN, Marianne (Lyle) McCulloch of Eagan, MN, Sister Inez Jetty of Marty, SD, Julie (Bill) King of St. Michael, ND.
A special thanks to nieces, Betty Smith and Shirley Greising; grandchildren, Holly (Hoven) Brakke and Danny Hoven; Dr. Paul Takahashi and Mayo staff and Season’s Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hoven family c/o 858 15th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904.
Arrangements are being handled by Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901.