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Thomas “Tom” VanHove, 69-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN died Thursday, September 12 at his home in Little Falls, MN. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 16 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Church in Little Falls with Rev. Tony Romaine officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service and from 9:30 AM until the hour of the service on Monday at the church.
He was born on November 29, 1949 in Pipestone, MN to Theodore and Velma (Cambern) VanHove. He was married to Linda Boehm on October 24, 1970. Tom worked in the Boating Industry until 1990. Tom and Linda moved to Little Falls in 1993. He taught “Emergency Medical Service” at the St. Cloud Technical College. He owned TMV Safety for many years and ran the streets with Gold Cross Ambulance. Tom was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed sitting by the campfire, hunting, fishing and camping. He especially loved hunting trips to North Dakota with his family. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of The First United Church, Eastern Morrison County Sportsmen Club, EMSRB and American Heart Association. Tom was never shy on commenting on any topic! He was loved by everyone he encountered!
Tom was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda of Little Falls, MN; sons, Paul (Ali Sonterre) VanHove of Little Falls and Ted (Kristina) VanHove of Royalton, MN; brother, Curt (Erika) VanHove of Sandy, UT, sister, Carole (John) Ampe of Rogers, MN and brother-in-law, Kenneth (Karen) Boehm of Pipestone, MN; grandchildren, Tommy VanHove, Taylor Flahave and Carter VanHove; step-granddaughter, Kylee Sonterre; great-grandchildren, Brantley and Zailey VanHove and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Casket Bearers will be: Paul VanHove, Tommy VanHove, Taylor Flahave, Carter VanHove, Ali Sonterre, Sean Flahave.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be area Emergency Medical Services that Tom has taught throughout the years.
The arrangements for Tom are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN.