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 4-H 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.
She is survived by two sons, Jim (Pat) Hoyt of Des Moines, David Hoyt of Asheville, NC; one daughter, Marilyn (Elmer) Meyer of Dysart; six grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandson and one brother, Kenneth (Mary Ann) Fehl of Racine, WI.
Preceding her in death were her parents and step mother, Astrid Hansen Fehl.
Memorial services will be held May 25, 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 at a later date in the West View Cemetery.
Memorials: may be directed to the American Lutheran Church (801 Monroe St. La Porte City, IA 50651).
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at