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Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Alexandria
Friday February 25th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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St. John's Lutheran Church
Saturday February 26th, 2022

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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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Hoping you will be remembering the wonderful times you had together...knowing how much she was loved and how much she loved you all! Sending love and blessings to you all.

Hilbrands family Feb 25 2022 5:17 PM

Condolences to the family. I remember Fay as a real strong momma bear. Peace and grace to you all as you journey through the grief and loss of this fabulous woman.

John Lamski Feb 25 2022 11:29 AM

So very sorry for your loss! May the wonderful memories close to your heart bring a little comfort during this time. Thinking of you all!

Shane and Merritt Oberg Feb 24 2022 1:23 PM

Fay was a wonderful cousin. Always greeted you with a smile and a hug. She was wise and I enjoyed our time chatting and laughing. She was the kind of woman you want as your friend. She will be missed.

Janelle Philippi Feb 23 2022 8:39 PM

My sympathy to the family during this sad time. I remember Fay from riding the bus to school many years ago. We have been friends for many years and our daughters have continued the friendship. A wonderful gal. May she Rest In Peace.

Marie Fraune Feb 23 2022 3:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Fay Hoium

Marie Fraune Feb 23 2022 3:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Fay Hoium

Audrey Wiley Feb 23 2022 11:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fay Hoium

Brenda Velde Feb 23 2022 7:09 AM

So sorry about the passing of Fay. I will miss our afternoon visits and her friendship. Prayers to her family.

Lora and Ken Schultz Feb 22 2022 8:18 PM

Cousin Faye may you rest in peace. Always live talking with you and your sense if humor. We will muss you much at the " Chick" gatherings. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Gwe (Dickison) Snell Feb 22 2022 6:57 PM

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