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Deanna Rae Hove

March 24, 2021 | 24 comments

Deanna Rae Hove, 31, of Holmen, WI, passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2021. She was born on June 9, 1989 to Dean and Kathy Hove. She graduated from Holmen High School.

Deanna was a beautiful soul that left us way too early.

Let this be said… we cannot begin to summarize all the love, laughter, beauty and compassion she brought to her family and friends. She loved her family with her whole heart and took special interest in her nephew, Brayden. A day with “Auntie D” could be scooping G-Bombs and flinging them into the woods, painting, throwing frisbees, playing games, and anything fun.

Deanna was a talented artist and loved turning something old into something beautiful. Her beauty shone through the planting beds and “chicks and hens” wall she tended to. Her creative style and handmade cards will not be forgotten. She had a passion for caregiving and was kind and loving to all she met. She had a special way with the animals in her life. They are missing her love already. Deanna’s witty sense of humor will always bring a smile to us.

She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Deanna is survived by her parents, Dean and Kathy Hove; her brother, Bryan Hove; nephew, Brayden Hove; special sidekick (cat), Lola; loving aunts, Gail (Bob) Meyer, Doreen (Pete) Thompson, Diane (Gene) Acito, Dawn Hove (Mike Novak), and Danelle Gerow, and Sharon (Bill) Jotham; loving uncles, Dave (Kathy) Anderson, Mark Anderson, Doyle (Shirley) Gates, David (Barb) Gates, Bob Rossman (Lynda Taylor), and Henry Hove; her companion Justin Lunsford; her beloved pets dear to her heart, Gypsy, Hazel, and Reow Reow, as well as many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Henry (Hank) Hove, Helen and Henry Miller, and Ernie and Edna Anderson; aunt, Doris Wateski; uncles, Bruce Gerow and Ken Shafer; cousins, Jason Johnson, Alan Keller, Bobby Wateski and Annie Funmaker.

An open house visitation will be held on March 27, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI 54650 with a Graveside burial following at Green Mound Cemetery in Holmen, WI.

Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance if attending the visitation or graveside service.



  1. Clyde L Scarberry

    We are all going to miss her but, she is still alive in our hearts.

    • Darnell middleman

      Yes D I miss you so much so not ready for you to go . See you when I get there friend .. thanks for all the love and support you gave me thanks. love you D ..

  2. Linda Frederick

    My heart just hurts for you Dean and Kathy and extended family. I was so very lucky enough to know Deanna as a sweet friend of my daughter Lindsey and as a cousin to my daughter April. I am grateful that I had the chance to know her and yes she will be missed by so many. May God bless you all and wrap you in his loving arms. Rest in Peace Sweet Deanna.

  3. Karen Boardman

    Dean, Kathy, Bryan & Justin and the rest of the extended family. You have my deepest sympathy. There is nothing I can say to you but I am so sorry for your loss. May our Lord & Savior be with you all & comfort you all the coming days. Karen Boardman

  4. Beth Hunley

    My heart breaks for the loss of this sweet girl. Sending so much love to you all. Know that you are all constantly on my mind.

  5. Charlotte Stauffer

    Dean, Kathy, Bryan I am so sorry for your loss.
    Anything you need I am here.

  6. Barbara Gleason

    Kathy, Dean and Bryan – my heart hurts along with yours with the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. My condolences to your entire family. Lots of love and hugs; wishing you all peace in your soul from the grace of God. Barb

  7. Marilynn Krall

    Kathy I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your friend from Options. Marilynn Krall

  8. Linda Hesselberg

    Dean and Kathy, i’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family. You two were great parents to her and words can’t express how to even tell you how i feel. 🙏❤🙏❤🙏❤⚘

  9. Taber

    I’m so sorry for your loss Hove family. Many thoughts and prayers from my family to yours during this difficult time <3

  10. Jim heim

    Dean. Kathy. And. Bryan. You have my. Sympathy

    • Sue Polodna

      My sincere condolences to your family. A precious life lost way too soon. May you find peace in your wonderful memories

  11. Tyler Wood

    Kathy, Dean, Bryan and all those who loved Deanna, I send you my condolences for your terrible loss. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending my love & sympathy from Colorado.

  12. Joan Reining

    Kathy, I am sending my sympathy and prayers to you and your entire family.

  13. Tina M Anderson

    Kathy & Dean, Bryan I’m so very sorry for your loss. Deanna was a sweet kind girl. I love you all very much!! XXXOOOXXX

  14. Amy Wolden

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you all. Love and hugs.
    The Wolden family.

  15. Sally Seiter

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Deanna started school, such a little cutie and so sweet!

  16. Pat Vandervelde

    Kathy and Gail and Family
    What a tremendous loss for you all. Beautiful young lady and she looked so much like you Kathy. Your pain and feelings of loss are shared by so many let them all help you through the days ahead
    And cherish all your memories of Deanna. Hugs and Prayers friends.

  17. Jean and John Paulson

    Remembering Deanna growing up next door playing with her brother in the back yard. Such cute kids. Our sympathy to you all. Thinking of you.

  18. Bonnie Lazor

    Kathy – My deepest condolences and may the love that surrounds you bring comfort and peace to you and your family.

  19. Devon Millard

    I am in a state of disbelief, Can’t believe that your gone. You were such a good soul and will be missed by all. Thanks for being a great friend and neighbor.

  20. Teresa Colsch

    Kathy and family,
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    Deanna is now your guardian angel and will always be with you.

  21. Raven Vaccaro

    Kathy and Dean

    I am so sorry for your loss. Children are not supposed to go first….i am keeping you in my prayers…i know it hurts, unbearably, i hope you find solace knowing that Deanna is not hurting anymore… And that someday you will walk thru the pearly gates and she will be there to greet you.

  22. Doug Bakkum

    Dean and Kathy, It was so sad to hear of the death of your daughter. I feel so sorry for you and Bryan and his family. You have our sympathies. Doug and Carol


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