Alberta “Bertie” Hovde


Alberta HovdeAlberta “Bertie” Hovde age 85 of Westbrook passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 3 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray. Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Westbrook Funeral Home. Interment is in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alberta Beatrice (Lintner) Hovde was born August 9, 1929 on the family farm by Lake Elisa near Westbrook to Albert and Mildred (Flor) Lintner. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church and confirmed as an adult. Bertie attended country school District 108. On February 9, 1949 she was united in marriage to Silas Hovde.  They made their home on a farm and raised their family.  Silas passed away on September 22, 1972. Bertie moved into Westbrook in 2004.  Bertie enjoyed gardening in her flower garden, quilting, and baking. She made cookies for her grandchildren and lefsa. Bertie was active in her church’s Ladies Aid. She loved family vacations every year to the Black Hills or Duluth, and visiting her children and grandchildren.

Bertie is survived by her four daughters: Carol (Roger) Wendel of Fife Lake, MI, Dianne (Dick) Thynes of Willmar, Jeanie (Dirk) Visker of Apple Valley, and Susan Lewis (David Snitman) of Boulder, CO; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings: Audrey Spielman of Westbrook, Jeanette (Fred) Lindall of Mankato, Glen (Donna) Lintner of Arizona, Gloria (Jim) Tighe of South Dakota, and Ron (Nancy) Lintner of Westbrook. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Silas, grandson Seth Wendel, brother Harris Lintner, and sister Fay Kuehl.


  1. roger and carolyn benson says

    I will miss Bertie every Wed. when I go to the Good Sam. She always referred to us as shirttail relatives, because her uncle (Oscar) married my aunr (Sabina). we always appreciated her friendliness, her smiles, her interest, her fun. The last time I saw her, we were doing exercises together, and she got a real charge out of that.
    Each Christmas we give memoeials to the Tammy E Benson Scholarship @ WWG School, and will remember our dear friend @ that time. Our sympathy to your family, God bless our memories of Bertie.

  2. Patty Sigford says

    Blessed be her memory. She was such a ‘nester’- keeping the farm grounds (all that roadside mowing!) and her home so well-cared for-I know that’s a “Lintner” trait. It was so obvious that her heart always held her family and home. Praise God for the gift of Bertie in your life and the gift of everlasting life for her.
    Patty Sigford
    Duluth, MN

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