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John J. Hovendick, 79, of Tekamah, NE


John J. Hovendick, age 79, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away February 3, 2017, at the Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah, after calling it his home for seven years, at the age of 79 years.Funeral services will be on Wednesday, February 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Tekamah.  Burial with Military Honors will be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah.  Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.  Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah in charge of arrangements.

John Howard Hovendick was born April 4, 1937 to Howard and Fae (Roth) Hovendick in Tekamah, Nebraska, at his grandparents’ home.  He attended Pleasant Hill School through the 8th grade. He graduated from Tekamah High School in 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in the spring of 1959. After his service, he returned to the farm until 1969, when he moved to Papillion and worked as a draftsman for the Corps of Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Fae Hovendick.

He is survived by his son, Robert (Ginger) Hovendick of Gretna, NE; grandchildren, Bree and Fletcher of Gretna; brother, Jack (Linda) Hovendick of Tekamah; nephews, Jay (Tami) Hovendick of Herman, NE, Kevin (Jill) Hovendick of Blair, NE, Kim (Kimberly) Hovendick of Milford, NE; many more grandnieces and grandnephews.

John Hovendick

John Hovendick

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