Martin HovdeMartin Hovde, 85, of Cloquet, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minn. He was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Walker, Minn., to Arne and Anna Hovde. He graduated from Walker High School in 1945. Martin served in the United States Army during World War II. On June 21, 1947, he married Charlotte Hunt in Palisade, Minn. Martin worked as the postmaster at Ah Gwah Ching for several years. He drove truck for Eddy's Bread in Floodwood and Grand Rapids, Minn. He also managed the Holiday Station Store in Grand Rapids. In 1967 he moved to Cloquet where he managed the Cloquet Holiday Station Store until 1988. He then worked at Alaspa Gas Station until retiring in 2006 at the age of 80.