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Avink, McCowen & Secord Vicksburg Chapel
Wednesday April 13th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Owen Frank Hoyt

Owen Hoyt was born on November 4, 1949 in Vicksburg, MI. He graduated from Schoolcraft High School in 1969 and served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. Owen enjoyed spending time with his friends, working on steam locomotives, whether volunteering at the Little River Railroad or attending many steam engine shows around the area. He also spent many hours working the evaporators, making maple syrup at home, as well as with MSU at Kellogg Forest and the Kalamazoo Nature Center.


Owen is survived by his sister, Patricia Hoyt of Phoenix, AZ; nephew, Robert (Kim) Northrop and son Liam of Portage, MI; niece, Shannon (Greg) Bruner and their children, Cassidy, Camden and Ryley of Schoolcraft MI; and brother-in-law, William Northrop of Schoolcraft, MI.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ellen Hoyt and sister, Karen (Hoyt) Northrop.


A visitation for Owen is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 at Avink, McCowen and Secord Funeral Homes; 409 S. Main Street in Vicksburg, MI. A private graveside burial will be held the following day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the SPCA of SouthWest Michigan. 6955 W KL Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49009.


While visiting Owen’s webpage at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.

The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand St. in Schoolcraft. 269 679-5622 


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Was sorry today to hear of Owen's passing. He was a fixture at the Sugar Shack in Kellogg Forest during maple sugar production for many years. I hope he is at peace now that his struggles are over.

Cheri Rose-Jones Apr 14 2022 1:16 PM

So sorry to hear about Owens passing. We had many good times sharing steam engine fun. He will be missed. Our sympathies to the family.

David Vermeulen Apr 14 2022 10:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen Hoyt

jim pepperman Apr 13 2022 8:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen Hoyt

Joan Haffenden Apr 13 2022 3:58 PM

RIP my friend, may the grace of GOD give you comfort in your time of sorrow.

Neil Winkel Apr 12 2022 10:25 PM

Sorry to learn of Owen’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family.

Pat and Barbara McNally Apr 12 2022 12:35 PM

I remember Owen's interest from many years ago. He would work with my dad and his friends on steam engines. Rest in peace Owen. My sincere sympathy to the family.

Frank and Jackie Chapin Apr 12 2022 10:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen Hoyt

Linda Bosma Apr 12 2022 8:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen Hoyt

Mike McNally Apr 12 2022 8:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Owen Hoyt

Kenneth Lockwood Apr 12 2022 8:00 AM

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