Warren was born May 6, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the son of Albert E. Hove and Helen R. (Knight) Hove. They moved to Stanhope, Iowa, in 1949. He attended the Stanhope Elementary School in Stanhope and graduated from South Hamilton, Jewell, Iowa, in 1965. He drove a school bus there when he was a junior and a senior in high school.
He attended Iowa State College, Golden Valley College in Minneapolis and later to the University of Iowa where he received his Degree in Anesthesia. He was employed at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital for 34 years until he became ill and had to leave it.
Then, he entered in the Army Medical Corps and served for 2 years in Vietnam and remained in the army reserves until May of 2007 and retired as a Lt. Colonel.
Warren M. Hove
He was united in marriage to Barbara Rae Refsal at St. Cloud, Minn. on November 21, 1970. There were two sons born to the union, Benjamin (Eagan, MN) and Jesse (Brooklyn, NY); grandson Gunner Rockwell Hove. Thirty-four year employee of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Northwest Anesthesia. Thank you to Warren's ANWH "family" with whom he spent many days and nights. They remained generous and supportive throughout his sudden illness. When Warren was not working, he spent many hours planning trips and adventures. Traveling was his greatest passion, and he constantly endeavored to explore new places and experience the wondrous beauties of the world. The Japanese Garden at Como Park Conservatory was a favorite place of solace, as he looked forward to his days volunteering and greeting visitors to the garden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Paul on Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior. Private interment at Lakewood Garden Mausoleum, Minneapolis. Memorials designated to Como Friends (Japanese Garden) at Como Park Conservatory or the Cathedral Heritage Foundation. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers Chapel 952-884-8145.