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Gwen Hoyt, 93

April 22, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Gwen Hoyt, 93, of La Porte City, died Monday, January 18, 2016 at La Porte City Specialty Care of natural causes. She was born August 15, 1922 in Mt. Auburn the daughter of Lawrence H. and Ramona (Jenks) Fehl. Her mother died in a tragic fire when she was a few weeks old. She was raised by her paternal grandparents until school aged then her father brought her to Racine, WI where she attended school. Gwen married Oren C. Hoyt on May 26, 1945 in Racine, WI.

She farmed with her husband and also worked as a clerk in several stores downtown La Porte City. She and her husband were Charter Members of La Porte City American Lutheran Church where she was very active in WELCA and the Church Choir. She was a 4H Club Leader, bowled in the Church and Women's League and was active in Card Club. She and her husband wintered in Texas for 21 years.

Survived by: one daughter, Marilyn (Elmer) Meyer of Dysart; two sons, Jim (Pat) Hoyt of Johnston, David Hoyt of Leicester, NC; six grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandson and one brother, Kenneth (Mary Ann) Fehl of Racine, WI.

Preceded in death by: her parents and step mother, Astrid Hansen Fehl.

Joint Memorials Services for Oren and Gwen: will be held 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Inurnment will be held in the West View Cemetery with Military Rites Conducted by the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207

Memorials: may be directed to the American Lutheran Church (801 Monroe St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651.)

La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at



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