Lindsay Hovey

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Lindsay Ann Hovey, 36, Minot, died Sunday, November 7, 2021 unexpectedly in a Minot hospital.

Lindsay was born at St. Joseph’s hospital in Minot on January 19, 1985 to Craig and Lori (Nickle) Gust. Lori later remarried Darin Heizelman, whom Lindsay considered her dad. The family made their home in the Sawyer area where Lindsay attended Sawyer High School, graduating in 2003.

She went on to attend Minot State Collage for a time. Lindsay started working at REM-ND February, 2006. On June 5, 2010 Lindsay married David Hovey at St. Peter’s Church in Sawyer. Together they began their life and family first with a son, Bentley James Hovey, born February 21, 2011 and then a daughter Paisley Ann Hovey born December 21, 2012.

While continuing to work and raise her family Lindsay returned to Minot State. Lindsay was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October 2014. She had surgery in Rochester and recently celebrated 7 years of being cancer free. Through all her trials Lindsay remained determined in her education and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in 2015. She stayed with REM-ND and eventually furthered her career by starting at NCHSC of Minot in October of 2017.

Lindsay was never one to sit around when something needed to be done. When her water broke while pregnant with Paisley, she went to work and made sure everything was completed before going to the hospital. The day after they returned home from the hospital, she prepared a huge Christmas meal for family and friends. Lindsay loved holidays. She had several totes full of decorations for every holiday.

A few of her hobbies were baking, gardening (even though she wasn’t good at it), camping, bon fires, golf cart rides, attending hockey games, playing bingo and of course pull tabs! She had a soft spot for animals. She loved all her farm animals as a little girl and as an adult, even sneaking in a few cats before David could say “no!”.

Lindsay was the glue that held everyone together. You could always depend on her no matter the situation. Especially when it came to remembering anything. If you couldn’t remember how old you were, you just had to ask Lindsay.

Lindsay’s loving family includes her husband: David Hovey; children, Bentley and Paisley Hovey; parents: Darin and Lori (Nickle) Heizelman; brother: Dustin (Chelsea) Heizelman; sister: Tara Norbury; grandparents: Melvin Heizelman, Alfred (Luella) Gust and Clarice Nickle; father/mother in law: Roger and Patsy Hovey; sister/brother in law: Kara (Brady) Blaskowski; nephews: Andersen Blaskowski, Dominic, Dalton and Brody Heizelman; nieces: Avery Blaskowski and Genevieve Heizelman and Finn Norbury; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lindsay loved being an Auntie, she adored all her nieces and nephews. She was also an amazing “Aunt” to Keegan, Nikko, Leightyn, Merissa, Braden, Avery, and Evan.

Lindsay was preceded in death by her Grandpa Harlan Nickle, Grandma Lois Heizelman and Uncle Larry Nickle.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sawyer Public School Gymnasium. To view a streaming of the service the following day please visit:
Visitation: Monday, November 15, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Memorials are preferred and will be utilized to start a college education fund for her children.


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