Obituaries » Beatrice (Bea) C Hoevel (Minnich)

February 2, 1929 - May 19, 2018

Funeral Service Date
May 25, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Beatrice (Bea) Clara Hoevel, 89, of South Lyon, Michigan, died May 19, 2018 at St John Providence Hospital, Novi, MI. Beatrice was born February 2, 1929 in Jay County, to the late Adam and Hilda Minnich. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church and grade school and Bryant High School. Bea received her RN diploma from John Hickey Memorial Hospital in Anderson, Indiana. She retired from Parkview Hospital in 1993. In 1961, she married Donald E Hoevel and raised their family in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a member of St Jude Catholic Church, Rosary Sodality, funeral dinner committee and the Allen County Extension Homemakers for 35 years. Bea volunteered at the Botanical Gardens and Parkview Hospital Gift Shop. She enjoyed gardening and especially being with family and friends. She resided in South Lyon, Michigan the last 9 months so she could be close to Judy, She will be greatly missed. Bea is survived by her son, Bob (Tracy) Hoevel of Hawaii; daughters, Judy (Mark) Kulwik of MI and Sr. Mary Lizette Hoevel SND of Ohio; step-son, Dennis (Ellen) Hoevel of Indiana; six grandchildren; brothers, Eugene Minnich, Paul Minnich, Harold Minnich; sister, Eileen Guntle. Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Don E Hoevel, siblings Norbert, Lucille and Jerome. Mass of Christian Burial,will be will be 10:30 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 at St Jude Catholic Church 2130 Pemberton Dr, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 2pm – 5pm and 6pm – 8pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN with a rosary at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic School Scholarship Fund, Masses at St. Jude or Donor’s Choice. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary 7:00 pm

Visitation Date

May 24, 2018

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 05:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary 7:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Jude Catholic Church-Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-484-6609

Address: 2155 Randallia Fort Wayne IN, 46805

Service Date: May 24, 2018

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

May 25, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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