Loretta E. Hoy, age 91, of Trenary passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes at her home on Friday evening, September 8, 2023.
Loretta was born in Fayette, MI, on December 22, 1931, the daughter of Martin and Isabell (Greene) Thill. She attended and graduated from Cooks High School Class of 1950.
Loretta was united in marriage to Harold “Ed” Hoy on November 11, 1950. Together they raised their family in Trenary.
Loretta worked and retired with the Trenary Co-op. She was employed for over 25 years with them and was manager for most of those years.
Loretta loved games, especially cards. She cherished teaching her grandchildren how to play any game. She belonged to many different clubs and arranged an array of social activities as President of the Trenary Senior Citizen Club. Loretta especially enjoyed the dances.
Loretta was a fixture in the St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Trenary and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She also loved having a full house and entertaining family events. Her family was her greatest treasure and was always so proud of her children. She enjoyed feeding the birds at her home and planting her yearly flower beds.
Loretta’s door was always open to not only family, but strangers as well. She never minded sharing a meal or her home with someone who needed it. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Loretta is survived by:
Children: David (Peggy) of Ishpeming, MI, Mary Lynn (Bill) Kiskis of Northland,MI , Rodney (Jewell) Hoy of Limestone, MI, Brian (Bessie) Hoy Traunik, MI,
6 Grandchildren: Heather Berglund, Brandi (Audra) Kiskis, Amanda (Taylor) Gohl, Bradley (Becca) Hoy, Ashley (Matt) Hoy, and Brianna (Leroy) Hoy
6 Great Grandchildren
4 Great Great Grandchildren
Brother: John (Linda) Thill of Garden, MI
Sisters-in-law: Leila Thill of Cooks, MI
Arilla Kourany-Hoy of Panama City, Panama and Mary Hoy Trenary, MI.
Brother-in-law: Arthur (Bonnie) Hoy of Yorktown, IN
And numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins
In addition to her Parents and Husband, Harold “Ed”, Loretta is preceded in death by 3 Siblings: Erwin, Janet and Alvin
Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Vigil Prayers will take place at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Trenary with Rev. Fr. William Ssozi officiating. Loretta will be laid to rest in the Mathias Township cemetery and a luncheon will follow back at the church.