Donald L. Hoven (April 05, 1938 - April 03, 2023)

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Donald L. Hoven
  • April 05, 1938
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  • April 03, 2023

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Donald L. Hoven of The Villages, FL passed away peacefully on April 3, 2023.  He was born in St. Louis, MO, April 5, 1938.  Don graduated from Washington University with a Chemical Engineering degree.  He moved to New Jersey in 1976. He had a long and successful career in water utility services and retired in 1999 from United Water Resources.

Don is predeceased by his parents Eugene and Vera (Dorsey) Hoven; his brother, Eugene; brother-in-law, Thomas Spurr; and sons, Howard and Derek.

He is survived by his wife Edith (Farr-Roman) of 45 years; his children, Penny (Ron) Kelly, Donna, Marty, and Frank (Debbie Stelma); his sisters, Dianne (Gene) Ledesma and Linda Spurr; brothers, William (Margaret Black), and Randall (Brenda Boehner); several grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Don and his wife were seasoned RVers who traveled throughout 49 states and Canada.  They settled in The Villages and have been Villagers since 2011.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at

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  1. Suzanne M. Hildabrand says:
    06 Apr 2023
    Edie, We were so sorry to hear about Don. I still have your Christmas letter on my desk, meaning to write to you. You had a long and beautiful life together and we are so sorry for your loss. Love, Suzanne & Frank Hildabrand

  2. Rita Mckinney says:
    06 Apr 2023
    Don and Edie were our Best neighbors in Rock Springs Subdivision in Wright City, Missouri.
    They complimented each other in so many ways and were so much fun.
    After they moved to The Villages we all continued visiting each other and enjoying each others company.
    Don will be missed very much. He was a kind man who had integrity and compassion. He loved Edie, she was his soul mate and the Love of his life.
    Our condolences to the whole family with Love.

  3. Rose E. Zuk says:
    05 Apr 2023
    I knew Don & Edie Hoven when they lived in Wright City, Missouri. They were a wonderful couple and Don was the greatest guy. Even after moving to The Villages we would get together when they came to Missouri visiting other family members. So sad that he is gone - he will be missed. Sorry for your loss Edie, Rose

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