Lova Darlene Ivesdale, 89 of Hutchinson, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5, 2021.
She was born Oct. 22, 1931 in Edmore, ND, the daughter of Lewis and Ann (Koehn) Wavrin.
Lova was a 1949 graduate from Edmore High School. She attended Mayville State College in Mayville, SD, receiving a degree in teaching. She went on to teach country school near Hot Springs, SD. She later worked at a bottling company, and a hardware store in Grand Forks, ND.
Lova Wavrin and George Ivesdale were united in marriage June 4, 1956 in Grand Forks, ND.
The family made their home in Starbuck, where Lova raised their three children. When the children were older, Lova enjoyed working as a home health care aid in Pope County for 10 years, retiring when she was 60 years old. After retirement, Lova and George moved to Hutchinson to be closer to family.
Lova enjoyed hosting holidays, and cooking the traditional holiday meals for her family. She also enjoyed playing cards and Yahtzee, bridge club, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
She was a cherished resident of the Woodstone Senior Living facility, where she will be missed by the staff and her friends she made there.
Lova was a warm and loving woman, who had a great sense of humor and was always there when anyone needed her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, George Ivesdale; daughter, Julie Ivesdale; parents, Lewis and Ann Wavrin; sisters, Loyce (Art) Nygaard, Clarene Schledorn, Dona (Orrie) Erickson; and brothers, Wayne (Dorothy) Wavrin, Ronald Wavrin.
Lova is survived by her daughter, Georgia Beck; son, Jon (Gail) Ivesdale; grandchildren, Justin and Brittany Beck, and Jeff, Joe, and Laura Hillyer; brother, Gerald (Sylvia) Wavrin; siblings-in-law, Bob Schledorn, Mary Wavrin; and other relatives and friends.
Private family services will take place at a later date.
The Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake is assisting the family.