Doris Irene Hoyt age 85 of Walnut Grove went to be with Jesus on Monday, September 9, 2013 while surrounded by family at Prairie View Health Care Center in Tracy.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 13 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Walnut Grove.
Visitation is 5:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial is in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Doris Irene Kleven Hoyt was born October 23, 1927 in Cottonwood County, MN to Lillie (Nordsiden) and Martin Kleven. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Luther Church in rural Walnut Grove. Doris attended country school District #43. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1945. On April 23, 1949 she married Leslie Hoyt at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Doris was a wonderful stay-at-home mom who raised five children and helped her husband do bookkeeping at Hoyt Oil and Auto. Doris was very active in church. She was an officer in Ladies Aid, Circle, Mother’s Club and Family Night. Doris was a member of the 20th Century Club, Bridge club, and the Doris Club. She also helped sell t-shirts at the Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant. She embroidered dish towels. Doris loved attending high school athletic events and was an avid Twins fan. She loved playing cards, especially 500 and Pinochle. Doris enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Doris is survived by her children: Annette (Tom) Good of Staples, David (Wanda) Hoyt of Walnut Grove, Curtis (Bonnie) Hoyt of White Clay, NE, Bruce Hoyt of Brainerd, and James Hoyt of Williston, ND; grandchildren: Tony Good, Melissa (Joel) Stachovich, Trevor (Cassie) Good, Tim (Tarah) Hoyt, Angela (Nathan) Anderson, Adam Hoyt, Jason Hoyt, and Beth Hoyt; great grandchildren Mackenzie and Owyn Stachovich; and sister Leona Kleven Kottke. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie, brother Henry Kleven, sister Gladys Kleven, and infant sister Ellen and infant brother.