Sept. 18, 1940 — Jan. 16, 2011
WARSAW — Dean Marshall Hoover of Wellington Drive, Warsaw, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m., at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, in Warsaw, at the age of 70.
He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Red Cedar Township, Dunn County, Wis. to Horatio Worden Hoover and Frances Erna (Giese) Hoover. On Sept. 3, 1961 he was married to Kathryn A. Smith, who survives.
Dean served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 24, 1957 until his honorable discharge March 6, 1961. He served on the USS Van Voorhis and the USS Hartley.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County, moving here in 1961, then 1996 to 2008 he moved to Florida, returning to Warsaw in 2008. Dean worked at R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Warsaw, as a Four Color Retoucher. He was a member and usher at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Warsaw.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #49 and VFW #1126, both of Warsaw, Destroyer-Escort Sailors Association, 1,000 Class Recruiter, Dealey Class Ships, Cruisin Hoosier Car Club with his 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air, and a H.O. Scale Train Enthusiast. Dean loved to hunt and fish, and was a lifelong Green Bay Packer’s fan.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Kathryn A. Hoover (Warsaw); one daughter, Shelia (husband Maxwell) Ezeji (Syracuse); two sons, Michael (wife Deborah) Hoover (Warsaw); Gary (wife Lynette) Hoover (Red Lion, Penn.); six grandchildren; one sister, Judith Exford (Milwaukee, Wis.); and one brother, Roger (wife Myrna) Hoover (Racine, Wis.). Also surviving are his two dogs, Brandy and Coco. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one granddaughter.
His funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Center St., Warsaw, officiated by Pastor Stuart Floyd.
Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military rites conducted by the Indiana ARNG Honor Guard, American Legion Post #49, and the VFW Post #1126, both of Warsaw.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
There will also be calling Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations can be made in Dean’s name to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box #1196, Warsaw, IN, 46581-1196; or to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Center St., Warsaw, IN, 46580.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com .