Print This Page

Janice R. Hoverson, age 87 of Rogers passed away at her home on May 13, 2020.

She was born on March 7, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Ed and Minerva (Hudson) Neis. She grew up in West Allis, WI, a few years after graduating from high school she joined Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant where she met Ken.

Janice Neis married Kenneth F. Hoverson on August 12, 1958 in Spokane, WA.  God blessed their marriage with four children.  She had many hobbies over the years but especially enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, tree farming and was an avid quilter.

Kenneth F. Hoverson, age 88 of Rogers passed away on November 24, 2022 at Parkview Care Center.

He was born in Lidgerwood, ND on February 8, 1934 the son of Kenneth L. and Eva (Franta) Hoverson.

Ken graduated from Buffalo High School in 1951, attended St. Thomas College for 2 years then honorably served his Country in the United States Navy for four years where he earned his wings and flew all over the world. Upon leaving the Navy in 1958 he joined Northwest Airlines and flew for another 28 years. Upon his retirement he actively worked on the tree farm/nursery he was partnered in with his son Tom for many years.

Ken also enjoyed flying his own airplanes, hunting, fishing and attending auctions.

Janice and Ken are survived by their children Thomas (Jill) Hoverson of Rogers, Michael (Teresa) Hoverson of Belle Plaine, Tina (Wade) Barkstrom of Milwaukee, WI and Steve (Chris) Hoverson of Rogers; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Both Janice and Ken are preceded in death by their parents.

A Celebration of Life for both Janice and Kenneth Hoverson will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.  A visitation will take place one hour prior to the Celebration of Life.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Beverly & Jennifer Wolter

    Sending you all love and prayers. Our entire family has had so much love and happiness with Ken & Jan. Amazing memories made.

  2. Jack Cutler

    So sad to hear of Ken’s passing. He was one of my all-time favorite Captains to fly with as co-pilot in our 727 days back in the late ’60s and early ’70s. We spent many hours racing around the mountain stations of Montana together – laughing most of the way with that devilish smile of his present most of the time. I learned a lot during that time with him about flying that served me well later in my career with Northwest. A true gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him and flew with him.

  3. Linda Wilkinson

    Condolences, love, and prayers to the entire Hoverson family on the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather. It was through my friendship with Jan that I came to know Ken, and I am thankful to have many wonderful memories of time spent with both of them. Ken and Jan will live forever in the hearts and minds of family and friends.


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *