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Anita Hoyt

Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt, age 76, of Willmar, died Wednesday morning, July 27, at Rice Memorial Hospital.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Feed My Sheep Ministries, P.O. Box 941, Willmar, MN 56201. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. www.petersonbrothers.com
Anita "Ricky" Gaye Hoyt was born to Elmer and Esther (Bebb) Ryckman on June 3, 1940 in Southgate, California. She was their only child. She attended Downey High School where she was in Glee Club and in marching band as the Majorette. She graduated in 1958.
In 1959, Ricky met the love of her life, Bob Hoyt, when Bob filled in for his friend who couldn't make his blind date with Ricky. Bob not only took Ricky out on a wonderful date that night, but went on to marry her on November 17, 1961.
They were blessed with two children, Sherri Ann (1964) and Jeffrey Loren (1966). One of the greatest joys of Ricky's life was raising her children. Ricky was blessed to be able to stay home with the children while they were young. Ricky was very active in ministry all throughout her life. While living in California, she and Bob attended church faithfully. Ricky led women's Bible studies and was active in leading many to the Lord. Upon Bob's retirement in 2002, Ricky and Bob moved to Willmar, MN. This move allowed them to be able to be involved in the lives of their children and their seven grandchildren.
Ricky was very active in intercessory prayer groups, compassionate care, women's Bible studies and the Salt & Light Group at the Willmar Assembly of God. Ricky took a delight in small favors, such as a vase with a rose each Sunday morning in the women's rest room to preparing the décor in the Sunday School classroom. You could always count on Ricky to send a card with a handwritten note to those who needed encouragement at just the right time.
Ricky has blessed more people than she will ever know.
Ricky is survived by her husband, Robert Hoyt of Willmar; children, Sherri (and Joel) Vreeman of Willmar and Jeff (and Deb) Hoyt of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Chelsea (and Josh) Axe, Brooke and Noah Vreeman, Brea, Thomas, Ellie and Max Hoyt; cousin, Ulala White and nephew, Donald Voght.


Visitation

JUL 30. 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

http://www.willmarag.org/

Celebration of Life

JUL 30. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Assembly of God Church

3821 Abbott Drive

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

http://www.willmarag.org/


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Guestbook

We treasure the memory of Ricky who always had an encouraging word and was so thoughtful of others all the time. She brought meals to people after they got out of the hospital to aid them in their recovery. I was one of those. Thank you Bob for sharing Ricky with the rest of us. You both are shinning examples of the love of God.

Rose & Jim Slagter - July 28, 2016 at 10:24 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Memory of a sweet lady will always be in my heart. We need more people like Ricky in this world. I had the honor to meet Ricky at my work place. I did not know very well but everytime she walked in her smile was contagious and she was so sweet. One day, I was having a bad morning, she walked in with a small gift bag. She says this is for you because you are so kind and sweet every time I come in. I almost broke down and thought I am not as sweet as you. I will never forget you Ricky. And will always appreciate your kind heart. Thank you for brightening up my days everytime you walked in to the office especially on that cloudy morning. You will be missed sweet Ricky.

Cristina - July 29, 2016 at 11:39 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM