By-line: Loving Mother and GrandmotherHelen L. Hove, 89, of Belvidere, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center with her family at her side. Born May 20, 1924 in Belvidere; daughter of Carl and Emma (Hartman) Loudenbeck. Married Melvin Hove on May 25, 1945 in Capron; he died in 1997. Helen was a member of the Capron Lutheran Church and Women of the Moose including the Academy of Friendship. Survivors include her daughters Marilyn (Dennis) Culvey of Belvidere, Judy (Kim) Prentice of Denver, CO; grandchildren Christopher Culvey, Ryan (April) Culvey, Nicole, Megan, and Andrew Prentice; and great-grandchildren McKenzie, Brayden, and Addie Culvey, Alana and Teagan Culvey. Predeceased by her parents, husband Melvin; daughter Linda Hove; sisters Jennie Peters, Lois Dahlgren; brothers Henry, Lee, Elmer, and Joe Loudenbeck.
In lieu of flowers memorials may go to the family.
Funeral service 11 AM, Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation 10 AM, Saturday, until time of service in the funeral home.