Solon Waverly Hoyt of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, Ind., died at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Grace Village Health Care of Winona Lake at the age of 91.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana for the past 30 years, where he was a member of Lakeland Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw, Indiana.
He attended Bryan University in Dayton, Tenn., for three years; studied for a year in Huntington University in Huntington, Ind.; and then attended Grace Seminary in Winona Lake for three years. Solon was a missionary in Argentina for 43 years.
He was born on April 2, 1921 in Dallas Center, Iowa, to Clarence Lyman Hoyt and Anna Leola (Dorsey) Hoyt. On August 22, 1942 he was married to Kathryn Ruth Hirschy, who survives in Winona Lake, Ind.
He also leaves behind his daughter: Rita (husband Michael) Koch (Upland, Indiana); four sons: Lynn (wife Mary) Hoyt (South Carolina); Aldo (wife Alice) Hoyt (Denver, Co.); Ivan (wife Kimberly) Hoyt (Argentina); Alan (wife Sharon) Hoyt (Warsaw, Ind.); fifteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and six brothers.
Visitation will be on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Ind. There will also be visitation on Monday, February 25, 2013 an hour prior to the service at Lakeland Grace Brethren Church from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
His funeral service will be conducted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeland Grace Brethren Church, 2538 South County Farm Road, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Dr. Russ Simpson. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
Memorial donations in Solon’s name may be directed to Lakeland Grace Brethren Church, 2538 South County Farm Road, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 and would be appreciated by his family.