Gerold Dean Hoversten of Radcliffe, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Hubbard Care Center due to COVID-related issues.

Gerold was born September 17, 1941, to Gaylord and Dorothy (Tempel) Hoversten. He attended rural school and Radcliffe High School. He was united in marriage to Patricia (Hilpipre) on July 15, 1958. They raised seven children Melanie, Martin, Rosalie, Darla, Clint, Clay and Eileen.

Gerold, who most knew as “Big G,” worked for many years at the Farmers’ Co-op in Ellsworth. He also farmed, raised hogs, cattle and turkeys. He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, spending time with family and friends, weekend breakfasts with his children, family gatherings, trips to the casino and riding around town in his golf cart. Most recently, he enjoyed going for day trips that included driving by Gehrke’s Lake, Little Wall and Lake Cornelia.

Everyone who met Big G, will remember him for his quick wit, love of farming and devotion to family.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children Melanie (Daryl) Eide, Rosalie Wilbanks, Darla (Kevin) Thomas, Clint (Michelle) Hoversten, Clay (Dana Wilson) Hoversten, and Eileen (Scott) Dilley; and grandchildren Marty (Kris) Eide, Luke Eide, Kyla Eide, Abby Wilbanks, Adam (Cassie) Wilbanks, Alex (Amy Bonadurer) Wilbanks, Levi (Michelle) Thomas, Tanner Thomas, Taylor (Jesus) Garcia, Eli Hoversten, Emeri Hoversten, Calvin Hoversten, Harley Hoversten, Haley Dilley and Hadyn Dilley; six great grandchildren; sister, Connie (John) Keane and brother, Rodney (Marcia) Hoversten; brothers-in-law, Ron (Betty) Hilpipre and Mike (Ann) Hilpipre. He was preceded in death by his son, Marty; parents, Gaylord and Dorothy Hoversten; sister, Eleanor Anders; and brother-in-law, Russell Anders.

Gerold was passionate about making sure that local students had what they needed to be successful. Memorial donations will be used to provide hats, coats, gloves and lunches for Hubbard-Radcliffe Elementary school students.