Todd Russell Hovarter

Todd Russell Hovarter
Sept. 20, 1963-Jan. 1, 2013
KNOX — Todd Russell Hovarter, 49, of Knox, formerly of LaPaz, passed away at 8:13 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1963 in South Bend to LaVern and Elzie (McIntosh) Hovarter. On Dec. 29, 2004 in Knox, he married the former Pamela S. Stidham.
Todd is survived by his wife, Pamela S. Hovarter; father, LaVern (Trudie) Hovarter of LaPaz; son, Ryan (Jill) Hovarter of Hamlet; Ryan’s mother, Gloria Weiss of Grovertown; two stepchildren, Jennifer Mosier of Monterey and Adam (Kayla) Keller of Argos; five grandchildren, Riley Hovarter, Tanner, Chloe and Kyler Caldwell and Brooklyn Keller; two sisters, Tammy (Noel) Williams of LaPaz, and Tabitha (Don) Young of Plymouth, and brother, Jeff (Tracy) Hovarter of Battle Creek, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elzie Hovarter and stepson, Michael Keller.
Todd lived most of his life in LaPaz, moving to Knox when he was 26 years old. He attended LaVille High School. He was the owner of Hovarter’s 66 Phillips Service Station in Bass Lake, purchasing it in 1996. He currently was working for LaPorte Construction Company. Todd was a member of the Teamster Union. He was very proud of his son’s accomplishments and career.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 in the Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St., Lakeville. Graveside services and burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Todd Russell Hovarter may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Trail, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be sent to