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Dwain Hoover Cincinnati

Published: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 11:40 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 9:29 a.m. CDT

Dwain Harry Hoover, age 88 of Cincinnati, Iowa passed away on July 17, 2013.

He was born in Woodburn, Iowa on August 23, 1924 to Harry and Bessie Hoover.

Dwain graduated from school in Murry, Iowa.

From 1943 to 1946 he served in the Iowa Coast Guard Reserve on Ship Hutchinson and fought in the battle of Leyte Gulf.

In 1946 Dwain married Freda Harp. They divorced in 1962 and he married Alice Maurine Nicholls (Reed) of Cincinnati, Iowa.

Dwain worked for Armstrong Tire and Rubber (now Pirelli) for 36 years.

After he retired, he moved to Cincinnati, Iowa where he served as mayor and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Dwain enjoyed playing the organ, cake decorating, and was a blue ribbon quilter.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Alice; his parents; his brother Fred Hoover; infant granddaughter Angelina; step-daughter Katherine Dunaway; step-granddaughter Alice; and many aunts and uncles.

Dwain is survived by his daughter Judy (Jack) Kenney of Indianola, Iowa; two step-daughters, Afton (Jim) Wittick of Des Moines, Iowa, and Joyce Bears of Scroggins, Texas; cousin/sister Anita Van Scoy; three grandchildren, Kim (Tim) Naberhaus of Indianola, Iowa, Steven (Linda) Erickson-Martin of Des Moines, Iowa, and Melody Burkhead of Cameron, Missouri; seven step-grandchildren, Jean, Mary, Toni, Cathy, Jo, Angel, Alice, Kevin, and one foster child, Polly; seven great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren.

Graveside services with military honors will be held 10 AM Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati, Iowa. Following the service, a luncheon will take place at the Methodist Church in Cincinnati. Memorials have been established to HCI Care Services (Hospice of Central Iowa) and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.

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