Christopher Hovenga

Jun 7th, 1983 - Nov 23rd, 2021


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Nov. 30th, 2021 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Nov. 30th, 2021 1:00 PM


Herrin City Cemetery

Tue, Nov. 30th, 2021 2:00 PM

Christopher Hovenga

Christopher Harm Hovenga, age 38, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at Johnson Hughes with Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Christopher was born June 07, 1983 in Herrin, Illinois, a son of John and Lynola (Palmer) Hovenga. He is survived by his mother, Lynola (Palmer) Hovenga of Herrin, IL; one sister, Tracy Galloway (David) of Herrin, IL; and his nephew, Johnathon Galloway (Averie) of Clarksville, TN, niece Brittany Galloway of Herrin, IL, aunt Elaine Kenner (Jerry) of Herrin, IL, Great Aunt Donna Howell of Carterville, IL, special friend Cate Butler of Carbondale, IL, special friend Leighton Saylers of Carbondale, IL, Special Cousins Abby, Wyatt And Charlie Hovenga along with several cousins he also thought a lot of.

He is preceded in death by his father, John K. Hovenga and his Grandparents, Harm and Mary Hovenga, Grandparents Carlton and Awanda Palmer, Aunt and Uncle Stanley and Tammy Hovenga, and uncle Brad Palmer.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association.

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Connie Hamlin

    From: Wentzville, Missouri

    Date: November 24, 2021

    Renee I am so sorry for you and your family He is so very young

  • Guest: Deanna Carter

    From: Marion, Kentucky

    Date: November 25, 2021

    So sorry for your loss of Christopher. May you find comfort in your memories. He was a fine young man and will be missed.
    Ralph and Deanna Carter

  • Guest: Linda Priddy

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 25, 2021

    Lyn, I’m so sorry to hear this. You will be in my prayers.

  • Guest: Carolyn ( Wolfe) Cremeens

    From: Alto Pass, Illinois

    Date: November 26, 2021

    Nokie & Tracy I am so very sorry to see this news. My prayers are with you and my heart aches for you.

  • Guest: Cyrilene Hicks

    From: Christopher , Illinois

    Date: November 26, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Ann McMurphy

    From: Makanda, Illinois

    Date: November 28, 2021

    We were so sorry to hear of Christopher’s passing. Our hearts go out to you. May God bless you and give you peace.
    Our love,
    Ann and “Shorty” McMurphy