Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein, with Father David Hemann officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at Holstein. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church in Holstein with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
"Curt" was born on Jan. 2, 1939 to Kenneth and Inez (Bauer) Conover on the family farm in Holstein. He attended and graduated from Holstein Community School in 1957. Following graduation, Curtis served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1958 and then was in the Air National Guard from 1967-1968. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Dwyer in Greenfield, Iowa on July 30, 1961. To this union five boys were born: Jeffrey, Steven, Daniel, Douglas and Michael. Mary Ann was killed in a car accident in 1992. Curt farmed the family farm most of his life and also drove truck for VT Industries. Upon retirement, he made his home at the " Okoboji Lakes" and spent the winters in Mission, Texas. Curtis really enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, fishing, boating, bowling, cooking, playing cards and spending time with his family. He made friends with his wonderful sense of humor. He prided himself in knowing everyone in the campgrounds by name and where they were from.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Mary Ann in 1992, also extended friends and relatives.
He is survived by his five sons: Jeff (Jennifer) Conover of Janesville, and their sons Zachary and Jameson Conover; Steve (Kim) Conover of Aurelia, and their five children Devin (Ashley) Conover, Derek Conover, Grant (Jaime) Brecher, Heath (Jea) Brecher, Terrin Brecher; Dan (Shelley) Conover of Holstein, and their two sons Brock and Kye Conover; Doug (Sheri) Conover of Galva, and their children Tori, Ashley, Kegan and Daphne Conover; Mike (Melanie) Conover of Cherokee, and their children Jennifer (Will) Miller and Jared Conover; three great-grandchildren: Kailynn, Tysen and Jackson; one sister: Janice (Kennie) Rohlk of Aurelia; three aunts: Harriett Conover of Holstein, Gloria Schmidt of Schleswig, and Opal Harding of Colorado Springs, Colo.; also many cousins and friends; he will be especially missed by his eleven year old sheltie dog Dakota.