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Terrill "Tate" Dean Hoover

November 18, 1935 — December 15, 2022


Terrill "Tate" Dean Hoover, 87 of Winamac passed away at 5:50 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Hickory Creek Healthcare Center in Winamac.

Born on November 18, 1935, in Winamac, Tate was the son of the late Cecil and Jessie (Tyler) Hoover. He went to grade school at Fairview, then attended high school at Winamac where he graduated in 1953. Tate loved baseball and was the starting pitcher for Winamac his entire 4-year career.

After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving as a military police officer in Italy. After Tate was honorably discharged from the Army, he became a Winamac town Police officer for a couple years until he landed a job at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City where he worked hard and was quickly promoted to Captain. Tate remained there for about 12 years until he was transferred to the Indianapolis Women’s Prison, where he worked for about 10 years. He then worked for the Pulaski County surveyor until he retired. If Tate wasn’t at work, you could more than likely find him outdoors as he was an avid hunter, especially for squirrels, fly fisherman, and he had a lifelong passion for guns and target shooting.

Tate was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Steven (Butch), niece, Karla Jo Knebel Rausch and sister, Sandra Sue Hoover Knebel.

Survivors include a brother, Larry Hoover of Winamac, several nieces and nephews and longtime friend, Sharon Cowley.

A Celebration of Life Service with Military Rites will be at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Tate’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, January 7, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory

123 East Main Street, Kewanna, IN 46939

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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