Sunday, January 28, 2001

Obituary: Norman E. Hovey

MADISON - Norman E. Norm Hovey, age 67, died on Friday, January 26, 2001. He was born in Columbus on March 5, 1933, the son of Joseph and Janet (Derrickson) Hovey. Norm graduated from St. Josephs Catholic School and Madison Central High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Norm served from 1953-1955 as an MP in the army. He retired from the Department of Transportation as a Technical Engineer after 30 years of service. Norm was an outdoorsman, muskie fishing and camping were his passions. He enjoyed genealogy, collecting, and travel. Norm was meticulous in every aspect of his life. He is survived by his loving companion, Marianne Tripp of Verona; his brother and best friend, Herb Hovey of. Mazomanie; four children, Ken Hovey of Madison, Robert (Mary) Magel-Hovey of DeForest, Debbie (Mike) Tuck of Henderson, Nevada, and Daniel (Cathy) Hovey of San Diego, California; his former wife, Ruth Ann Tyson of Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren, Quentin Hovey of Deerfield, Maggie, Trisha and Brad Magel-Hovey of DeForest; four sisters, Christina Hovey of Madison, Marguerita (John) Schwantes of Madison, Rosalie Hovey-Anderson of Madison, and Sharon Craven of Phoenix, Arizona; three nieces, Jessica, Megan, and Brooke; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Thomasina Intravaia; a niece, Karen Hovey; and a former wife, Jeannette Kerns. A four hour visitation will he held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2001, at FITCH LAWRENCE SANFILLIPPO CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Avenue. An additional one hour visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. at ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1905 W. Beltline Highway, with Fr. John Dows officiating, and Reverend Steve Wenk concelebrating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 28, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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