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Junnette "June" Hovland

Junnette “June” M. Hovland, age 94, of Willmar and formerly of Spicer, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 14, at Carris Health Rice Care Center in Willmar.

A private funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Interment will be at Spicer City Cemetery. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Faith Lutheran Church Facebook page.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home, Spicer. www.petersonbrothers.com

Junnette "June" Mildred (Anderson) Hovland was born May 23, 1926, in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, the daughter of Oscar and Marie Theodora "Dora" Anderson. She grew up and received her education near Pelican Rapids in Norwegian Grove Township. On February 26, 1943, June was united in marriage to LeRoy Alexander Hovland. They lived in various communities throughout Minnesota and North Dakota before moving to the Willmar area in 1979. During the 1960's, she and LeRoy served as foster parents. While in Minneapolis and Willmar, June was a credit advisor in retail sales. Throughout the years June was a Sunday School teacher and active in women's church groups and Bible studies. She was a prolific writer for many special events over the years. She enjoyed reading, embroidery, gardening, and baking, her specialty. June loved spending time with her family and was a wonderful caregiver and spiritual guide to all of them. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer.

She is survived by four children, Joyce (Rodney) Paulson of Spicer, Doris (Larry) Pompe of Spicer, Joline Hovland (George Brown) of Hastings, and Daryl (Caroline) Hovland of Mesa, AZ; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-four great grandchildren; and eleven great great grandchildren, besides other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy in 2007; grandson, Troy Haider; two great grandsons, Zachary Skarphol and Austin Haider; great great granddaughter, Kenley Jo Krogfus; brother, Orris Anderson and sister, Edna Strandlien.

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I spent many days at the Hovland with my friend Joline. Her mom was the best. My sympathy to her family at their loss.

Diane Toso-Larson Jan 22 2021 12:00 AM

Joline...I extend my sympathy to you in the loss of your mother. May the good memories be always present as it is hard to lose our mothers...no matter the age!!! Blessings and Peace. carrie van epps

carrie van epps Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

I will always remember your Mom as a soft-spoken gentle person......my condolences to the entire family for your loss!

Donna Johnson Isley Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

June was always so sweet and kind. Fond memories of her will always be remembered. My condolences to the family!

Briedget Hartmann Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathies to the family of Junnette. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Finberg

Cindy Finberg Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

May the legacy of her love live on in the lives of her beautiful family.Jane and Michael Pellizzer

Jane and Michael Pellizzer Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Aunt Junnette and all the special times times weve shared.With love, Diane and Dale WahlstromDiane and Dale Wahlstrom

Diane and Dale Wahlstrom Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathyJustin & Jody Greeley

Justin & Jody Greeley Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM