January 9, 1957 - August 2, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013 7:00 PM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Monday, August 5 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon
Michael Anthony (Moon Doggie) Hovatter, 56, of Marysville, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family.
He was born January 9, 1957 in Columbus, OH the son of Ronald and Clara (Fry) Hovatter.
Mike was a 1975 graduate of Hilliard High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force. During his time in the service, Mike earned an Associates Degree in Jet Aircraft Mechanics. Mike was a long time employee at Siemens and was currently working at Midwest. In 2012, Mike earned an Associates Degree from Hocking College in Alternative Energy. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and his animals; especially his dogs and his horse, Bart. Mike’s true passions were hunting, fishing and playing pool. He loved to spend time with his friends and family and was a father figure to many.
He is survived by his wife of 37 Years, Peggy (Rice) Hovatter; son, Shane (Andrea) Hovatter of Kearneysville, W.V; soon-to-be granddaughter, Caia; mother, Clara; a brother; sister, Dee Dee (Dan) Pyles of Ostrander; brother-in-laws, Bennie (Debbie) Rice of West Jefferson and Brian Rice of Marysville; sister-in-law, Penny (Richard) Anelick of Westerville; as well as endless aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.
Mike is preceded in death by his father; brother, Greg Hovatter and father & mother-in-law, Bennie and Nora Rice.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the Ross Heart Hospital, 2nd and 7th floor staff for all of their loving care.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2013 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Frank Summerfield officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Dear Shane & Family,
I am writing to express my deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. It sounded like he had a wonderful life and was fortunate to have his family with him in his final moments. It is unfortunate that he will not be able to meet your soon-to-be daughter, but know that he will be there with her as a guardian angel. You will be thought of often during this difficult time.
(Triad Class of 1998)