Bill was born August 23, 1934 in Albert Lea, MN the son of Virgil and Iva Hoyt. He passed away of cancer on April 15, 2018 at his home in San Diego, CA.
He and Marvelyn Wolff of Northwood, IA were united in marriage in April of 1956.
After graduating from Albert Lea High School, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During his naval career, Bill rose from enlisted ranks to also serving his country as a Naval Officer. Bill was proud to be called a “Mustang”. He spent most of his career at sea serving as a repair officer. Bill was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and served as President of the Sweetwater Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.
After retiring from the Navy, Bill started Hoyt’s Appliance Repair Service. He enjoyed seeing the city while driving to various homes to repair appliances.
Bill was a “car guy” and enjoyed talking to anyone about autos. During his lifetime he owned 48 cars. As a member of the San Diego Miata Car Club, he was afforded times to drive the back country roads with the club. Bill also rode motorcycles and continued to ride until age 80. Bill rode many miles on streets and highways, but his greatest pleasure was riding dirt bikes on trails. He also competed in Observed Trials Competitions.
Bill was preceded in death by parents, Virgil and Iva, and sister LaVonn. He is survived by his wife, Marvelyn, sons, Bill (Olivia), Jay, Van (Susan), and Jon (Chelo), sisters, Joanne Kluender (Robert) and Yvonne Hartzler (Larry), 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Burial will be at Miramar National Cemetery