Mary Foskett Hove, 77, died on July 4, 2020 in Jefferson, Wisconsin.
Mary was born on January 13, 1943 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Her parents were Robert and Helen (Brawand) Foskett of Jefferson. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1961 and worked as an administrative assistant in the Madison area.
In 1972, Mary married Don Streich and they lived most of their years in Cottage Grove. She helped him through his illness in the later years until he died in 2002. In 2007, Mary married Vernon Hove in Texas. In the cold months they lived in Alvarado, Texas, and they returned to Cottage Grove for the summers. Mary and Vern enjoyed 6 wonderful years together before he died of cancer in 2013.
Some of Mary’s favorite activities included bowling, playing cards and the occasional trip to a casino. Mary also enjoyed traveling to warmer climates like St. Thomas, Florida and Arizona. She was dearly loved by her family and friends for her sweet disposition and delightful sense of humor. With her firecracker personality, it is not surprising that she passed away on the Fourth of July.
Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Jim, in 1987, and is survived by her sister Jane (Roger) Lahman who lives in Colorado, brother Bill (Eileen) Foskett who lives in Florida, brother Tom (Shannon) Foskett who lives in New Jersey, and a niece, Ann Foskett, 6 nephews, Brad Foskett, Ryan Lahman, Joel Lahman, Luke Lahman, Cody Lahman, Ben Foskett and many cousins. With immediate family scattered across the country, Mary often relied on her nephew Brad Foskett of Jefferson and his wife, Sarah and children Nash and Linc, to assist her as needed.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, July 10, 2020 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Jefferson with Rev. Thomas Reiff presiding. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home and on Friday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Mary will be buried at Union Cemetery following the service.
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