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Roy H. Ask
July 19, 1917 - April 14, 2019

Roy H. Ask

Roy H. Ask
Jul 19, 1917 - Apr 14, 2019

Roy H. Ask
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Roy Harvey Ask, 101, of Houston, MN died on April 14, 2019, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab in Houston, MN.
Roy was born July 19, 1917, on his family's farm in Campbell Valley, near Money Creek, in Houston County, MN. He was the 5th of 13 children of Norwegian immigrants, Haakon Karlsen Ask and Karen Annette (Hansen) Ask.
His early childhood was spent helping on the family farm. He later worked on several farms in the Houston area. Roy attended Cooper Elementary School in Winona County and graduated from Houston High School in 1935. He graduated from Winona Technical School in 1961 and went on to supplement his farming career with work for the State of MN Department of Transportation.
Roy married Blanche Persis Nelson on June 19, 1940, in a garden wedding at Money Creek, MN. They farmed in the Houston- Sheldon area for 45 years and then moved to Houston where he was involved in many volunteer organizations. He was a member of the Houston County Farm Bureau, Gideons, Sheldon Town Board officer, 4-H leader, SEMCAC driver, Red Cross blood drive program, and was a Sunday School teacher. Roy was a chosen Senior Citizen at the Minnesota State Fair in 2005.
Roy was an active member of the Houston Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, singing, gardening and spending time with family. He taught his family the value of hard work.
He is survived by his children: Ahna (Ray) Wheeler, Blaine, MN; Paul (Janet) Ask, Fort Gratiot, MI; Arlouene (Robert) Pickett, Preston, MN; Terry (Sandra) Ask, Houston, MN; Faith Ask, Houston, MN; Jonathan Ask, Money Creek, MN; Miriam (Nathan) Bawden, Rosemount, MN; grandchildren: Ryan (Malynn) and Braden (Tina) Wheeler, Sara Knowlton, Stephanie Ask, Marla (Ryan) Rigas, Carla (Ron) Tiernan, Chris and Colin (Jennifer) Pickett, Cassandra (Marti) Waldo, Kim (Ted) Wichelt, Shannon (Scott)Hanson, Parker (Megan) Ask, Breanna Ask, Tyler (Meridith) Krage, Brittany (Seth)Sammons, Alyssa, Alex (Abigail), and Josiah Bawden; great grandchildren: Paxton and Valentina Wheeler, Zac and Makenna Knowlton, Tyler, Heather, Kirsten Herman, Michael Piper, Ellie, Hannah, and Madelyn Rigas, Morgan, Kathryn, Cooper, Harper and Emma Pickett, Liam and Owen Hanson, Ahnikah, Astoria,and Avan Wichelt, Madison, Mackenzie and Lane Waldo, Augustus Ask; one brother, Lyle of Rochester; and 3 sisters, Esther Fiene of Gainesville, FL, Carol Kilstofte of Pueblo, CO and Anita Currier of Pittsburg, KS and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his his wife, Persis, daughters: Janice Ask and Carrie (Steven) Krage; son, David Ask and great grandchild, Megan Waldo; two brothers: Carl and Walter; and six sisters: Hardy Napstad, Alma Eberhard, Florence Votruba, Hazel McElmury, Velma Degallier, Evelyn Millen and his parents.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on, April 27, 2019, at the Houston Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Hoff Funeral Home in Houston, MN. Burial will be in the Swede Bottom Cemetery in rural Houston.
Memorials preferred: Houston Baptist Church or Swede Bottom Cemetery

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Colleen Millen on Apr 26, 2019

I have such fond memories of uncle Roy. When I stayed with the family he always made sure to tell me I was his favorite niece. I carry that with me to this day (even though I found out he told all my sisters the same thing). Rest in peace...

Helene Napstad on Apr 24, 2019

Rest in peace dear good and kind uncle Roy.
You were a wonderful man with a sense of humor and with your beautiful Colgate smile.
The memories lives forever!!
Now you are well with your loved ones in heaven and watch over us all
We meet again!

Helene Napstad on Apr 24, 2019

CandleRest in peace dear good and kind uncle Roy.
You were a wonderful man with a sense of humor and with your beautiful Colgate smile.
The memories lives forever!!
Now you are well with your loved ones in heaven and watch over us all
We meet again!

Duane Kinneberg on Apr 23, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the Ask family. Very sorry for your loss.

Violet Belter on Apr 22, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the entire Ask family. Roy was a wonderful man who was a dear friend to our family. I always enjoyed visiting with him, especially when he would reminisce about the 'olden days'. What a memory he had! Rest in Peace Roy.

Dave & Wilma on Apr 18, 2019

Thinking of you Terry & Sandy...

Pastor Jan Gluth King on Apr 18, 2019

My deepest sympathies to you all. Roy was the kindest man and a true disciple of Jesus.

Tanja Fiene on Apr 17, 2019

So sorry for you loss! Roy was so sweet, when we met him 5 years ago in Houston. We will always remember him with a smiling.

Sandy Illetschko on Apr 17, 2019

So very sorry for your loss Carla. Thoughts & prayers for you & your family.
Sandy Illetschko

sue evenson ,panek ,jenkins on Apr 16, 2019

Im so sorry for your loss ... ive knowen you father a long time he was always a sweety .your mom too.at least they will be together now .

Karen Moses-Richardson on Apr 16, 2019

I'm so sorry about your father, Paul. But wow, he lived a good life . May God give you His peace, strength, love and mercy as you mourn his passing.🙏 Blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.

Visitation

Apr
26
Friday
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - Houston
710 East Cedar Street
Houston, Minnesota 55943
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Visitation

Apr
27
Saturday
Houston Baptist Church
202 South Sherman Street
Houston, MN 55943
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Apr
27
Saturday
Houston Baptist Church
202 South Sherman Street
Houston, MN 55943
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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