MERLE HOY, JR.

Merle

 

 

   Merle C. Hoy, Jr., age 64, Faribault, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at the Northfield Hospital.
   Funeral services will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church at Sacred Heart, Faribault on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Kevin Finnegan officiating.
   Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Thursday, October 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
   Merle C., the son of Merle and Calesta (Reese) Hoy Sr. was born on July 11, 1944 in Geneva Township, Freeborn County. He graduated from Dodge Center High School. He married Judy Esplan on April 30, 1965 in Blooming Prairie. Merle was employed by Murphy Motor Freight and Yellow Freight until his retirement from truck driving in 2001. Judy and Merle owned and operated Hoy’s Resort on French Lake since 1985. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1460 of Faribault.
   He is survived by his wife, Judy; three children, Cindy (and Paul) Schmidt, Alice (and Terry) Remillard and Tom (and Tina) Hoy all of Faribault; six grandchildren, Molly and Brady Schmidt, Grace and Carter Remillard and Alex and Abigail Hoy; five siblings, Marjorie (and Richard) Priebe of Waseca, Doug Hoy of Owatonna, Janice (and Bernard) Matejcek of Waseca, Shirley (and Curt) Underdahl of Albert Lea and Dan Hoy of Garden Grove, CA; his mother-in-law, Doris Esplan of Blooming Prairie; four brothers-in-law, Lawrence (and Kathy) Esplan, Jr., Kenny (and Judy) Esplan, Curt (and Cindy) Esplan, and Darin Esplan all of Blooming Prairie; sisters-in-law Caren (and Roger) Swearingen of Ellendale, Joanne (and Tom) Perkins of St. Paul Park and Mary Jane (and Steve) Linde of Wells; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Darrell (and Lucille) Hoy of Waseca, his father-in-law, Sy Esplan; and one sister-in-law, Alta Hoy.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Larry and Darla Kokoschke
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Date:
Monday October 27, 2008

Memories

Our sincere sympathies to you, Judy, and to all your family. He will be greatly missed by lots of people. We are so sorry we could not attend Merle's wake. I read the write up in the paper about 9:00 pm the evening of the wake and it was already over with so I missed it. Larry is antelope hunting in Wyoming right now. I told him when he called me. Judy, I will call you in a week or so to talk to you. Again, may God send you strength and peace to get you through this hard time. Darla

Name:
Curt and Ruth Anne Greer
Email:
queenie65@centurytel.net
Date:
Saturday October 25, 2008

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Sorry to hear of your loss, Merle fought a hard battle. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, Judy, and the rest of the family.

Name:
terry underdahl
Email:
tutwins34@hotmail.com
Date:
Saturday October 25, 2008

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judy cindy alice and tom iam sorry to hear of merles passing i will always remember all the saterdays we spent cutting wood. and all the things he tought me. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name:
Michelle (Himle) Krohnberg
Email:
rmaaa@frontiernet.net
Date:
Friday October 24, 2008

Memories

Dear Cindy & family, My deepest sympathy to you and everyone in your family. Thanks for the resort memories and all the good times we had those summers back in the late 80's. Take care and we will keep you all in our prayers. Michelle

Name:
Lori DeMann
Email:
lori.d@frontiernet.net
Date:
Friday October 24, 2008

Memories

David and I had a trailer at Hoys for many years, We have some wonderful memories from that time, David spent a lot of time talking with Merle at the store, and looked forward to spending those moments with Merle. I want to send my condolences to you all, I am very familiar with the loss of a loved one and I hope that you remember all the good times and know that he is without pain. Remember to find time for yourself and take solice in family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Lori DeMann

Name:
The Sween Family
Email:
gnsdsh@charter.net
Date:
Thursday October 23, 2008

Memories

We are very sorry to hear of Merle's passing! Our parents, Lloyd and Malinda Sween, had a camper at Hoy's Resort for many years and Merle was always very helpful to them when they needed assistance. We thank him very much for that!

Name:
Sue Brown Chambers
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Date:
Wednesday October 22, 2008

Memories

Want to extend my deepest sympathies to all of you. My Daughter Tanny was great high school friends with Alice and of late my daughter Patty has played on the Hoys ball team. You are such a great family- what a loss this will be. I know that you will keep the spirits up with all the memories. Remember no more pain for him now. You'll be in my thought and prayers Sue