Edna Hove, 100, of Princeton, Ill., died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Liberty Village in Princeton. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah, with Rev. Harriet Danielson officiating. Organist was Arlene  Foltz. Congregational hymns were “Children of the Heavenly Father,” “My Faith Looks up to Thee” and “Lift High the Cross.” Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery in rural Ridgeway. Visitation began at 10 a.m. Friday, one hour before services, at Fjelstul Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 316 South Church Street, Princeton, IL 61356 or Peace Lutheran Church, 745 County St, Ridgeway, IA 52165. Online condolences may be made at fjelstul.com.
Edna was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., the only child of Richard and Henriette Ruhlin. She worked as a personal secretary for several different companies, including H.M. Harper Co. in Morton Grove, Ill. and Montgomery Ward in Rosemead, Calif. and Chicago, Ill. She took pride in her job. She lived in Chicago until she married Amos Hove Jan. 12, 1958. They moved to Rosemead, Calif., where they lived for several years. Edna and Amos enjoyed ballroom dancing and ended up getting filmed on the Lawrence Welk Show. She was an avid fan of the show and hoped to catch a glimpse of her and Amos dancing. They eventually moved to a small farm in rural Princeton, Ill., where they had several ponies and some livestock. She always was by her husband’s side when they were showing their ponies and taking them to various parades. You could always count on Edna having her camera in hand. After Amos passed away in Sept. 1984, she enjoyed sewing, reading and working on crafts. Edna was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton. She was a resident at Liberty Village Nursing Home. Edna celebrated her 100th birthday with her family this past Dec. (2013).
Edna is survived by a step-daughter, Patricia (Joe) Weis of Decorah; a step-son, Lydell Hove of Princeton, Ill., a step-daughter-in-law, Sandra Hove of Decorah; eight step-grandchildren: Marc (Sandi) Weis, Julie (Michael) Lisowski, Steve (Nancy) Weis, Peggy (Monty) Kuhn, Brenda (Scott) Houg, Lori (Chuck) Hultine, Eric (Carrie) Hove and Beth Puebla; and 17 step-great-grandchildren: Prescott and Lexi Weis, Pamela Lisowski, Derek and Marissa Weis, Jamey and Jordan Kuhn, Logan, Hailey and Lynsey Houg, Todd and Shane Hultine, Nicholas, Drew and Olivia Hove, Quintin and Ian Puebla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Amos; one step-son, Gary Hove; one step-daughter-in-law, Lois Hove; and one step-grandson, Bryan Hove.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 316 South Church Street, Princeton, IL 61356 or Peace Lutheran Church, 745 County St, Ridgeway, IA 52165.