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Fay A. Hoium

March 19, 1935 — February 20, 2022

Fay A. Hoium

Fay A. Hoium, age 86, of Alexandria, formerly of Villard, died on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Alexandria.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Villard with Rev. Ryan J. Pumphrey officiating. Interment will take place at Lake Amelia Cemetery, Villard.

Visitation is from 4-7 p.m., Friday, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Fay Ardith Zarbok was born on March 19, 1935, to Edwin and Gladys (Alm) Zarbok in a farmhouse by Forada. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Villard. When Fay was three years old, the family moved to a farm by Villard. She graduated from Osakis High School in 1953. Fay married George Hoium, the singer and farmer from Villard on January 2, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. They were the first couple to get married in the new church.  Fay was a very attentive housewife and mother, not only did she take care of the everyday tasks of raising children and managing the household, but she was also in the barn milking the cows and helping in the field. After 50 years on the farm near Villard, they retired to Alexandria. Fay loved Country Western and Old Time Music and she and George could be seen on the dance floor countless times. She enjoyed playing cards. Fay loved watching her kids and grandkids play sports, especially basketball.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lonnie in 2014; husband, George in 2014; brothers, Milton in 2014, and Kertis.

Fay is survived by her children, Mark (Rosalie) Hoium and Melody Faber; daughter-in-law, Cindy Hoium; seven grandchildren, Michael (Toni) Velde, Brett (Sam) Hoium, Derek (Austin) Hoium, Kyle (Emily) Hoium, Ashlee (Cory) Abers, Jenell (Zach) Pringle, and Cody Faber; six great-grandchildren, with two more arriving in 2022; brother, Larry Zarbok; and sister-in-law, Linda Zarbok.

Pallbearers are Michael Velde, Brett Hoium, Derek Hoium, Kyle Hoium, Cody Faber, and Mitch Zarbok. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Ashlee Abers and Jenell Pringle, and the “Chick” cousins.

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Past Services


Friday, February 25, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Alexandria

1623 10th Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

341 Commercial Ave, Villard, MN 56385

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