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Mary Kathryn Hovda Fluehr


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Mary Kathryn Hovda Fluehr

Mary Kathryn Hovda Fluehr, 63, passed away July 29, 2016 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born on April 5, 1953, the second daughter of the late Alden and Joanne (Johnson) Hovda in Volga, South Dakota.

Mary graduated from Thomas Roberts High School 1971 and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1975. She was an art teacher for 12 years in Minnesota and in Florida and an IBM sales person for 10 years in Philadelphia. She married James Fluehr in 1993 and was mother to twin daughters Erika and Kathryn.

Mary's early years were spent in Madison, South Dakota, she lived in Stillwater, Minnesota and for many years in Philadelphia, but most recently lived in Naples, Florida and Leland, Michigan. She loved to play tennis and was a wonderful artist, painting beautiful landscapes of Leelanau County. She especially enjoyed singing in the choir at the Methodist Church in Leland.

Mary is survived by her husband Jim, daughters Erika and Kathryn and 6 siblings, Debby (Michael) Olson, Sioux Falls, SD, Richard (Christine) Hovda, Wausau, WI, Craig (Mary Ann) Hovda, Cedar Rapids, IA, David (Jayne) Hovda, St. Paul, MN, Kristin (Peter) Sneed, Leland, MI and Joan Hovda (George Stoffan), Oxford, MI, aunt and uncle Mary and Larry Schultz, Lincoln, NE and Jim and Judy Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to the Old Art Building in Leland, 111 S. Main St., Leland, Michigan 49654.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Mary with her family by the way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff Funeral home and Cremation Service.
Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 3, 2016
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