Obituaries

Jeffrey K. Hoyt

February 11, 1951 - January 26, 2019

Jeffrey K. Hoyt, 67, passed away on January 26, 2019 at his home in Sugar Grove, IL following a courageous battle with prostate cancer.

He was born to Harold and June (Clements) Hoyt on February 11, 1951 in Webster City, Iowa. He grew up in Batavia, IL and remained lifelong friends with many of his classmates. He married Mary (Gray) on May 4th, 1982. Together, they raised their three sons on a farm in Big Rock, IL. Following his retirement, Jeff and Mary moved to Clermont, FL.

Jeff was one of the original owners of Batavia Concrete. His career as a driver spanned 37 years, retiring from Prairie Material. Jeff and his sons started restoring a 1972 Chevy Pickup truck when the boys were in high school. When he retired he took the ‘72 with him to Florida to complete the project. The family has enjoyed watching him compete and win many car shows.

Jeff lended his talents and time to many organizations including: Lion’s Club (Hinckley and Elburn Chapters), Florida State Parks, Special Olympics, Superintendent of the Llama Show at the Sandwich Fair, Mecum Auctions, and volunteering as a Docent for Kane County at the Fabyan Windmill. Most recently he was a member of the Kendall County Historical Society, Fox Valley Beekeepers Association, and several Car Clubs. Jeff stayed busy traveling with Mary, helping his kids with their home improvement projects, and spoiling his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their sons Daniel (Lauren), Timothy (Amanda), and Tyler (Julie), five grandchildren: Madeline, Austin, Caden, Jason, and Aubrey, one sister, Sherry (Tom) Maloney, and their daughter Megan (Jim) Cummins, cousins, Jim Howard, Matthew and Timothy Hoyt, and Michelle Swanstrom. Also survived by mother in-law, Mary Gray, and siblings in-law: John (Debra) Gray, Patricia Paydon, Tom Gray, Jim (Lisa) Gray, and Robert (Jenny) Gray, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Jack Gray.

On Saturday February 2, 2019 the family will be receiving guests for a visitation from 12:00 pm until time of service at 4:00 pm at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL. 60510.  Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship will be established to support students pursuing careers in agriculture.

The family would like to thank the staff at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville for their excellent care.

Guest Book

  • Dan Heather My condolences to the family. Peace be with you all. Dan
  • Michael and Debbie Salvi So glad our paths crossed while you were in Florida. You were a great man and it was a honor to have known and worked with you. You will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones.
  • Karl and Tammy Nelson Jeff you are a great guy and a dear friend. My life has been enriched from knowing you from a young age. You are missed. Thank you to Mary and family for our time well spent together. Condolences from Karl and Tammy.
  • Tom and Rica Peterson Proud to have been a friend of Jeff. Remembering his muscle car, a Dodge Dart that he owned in High school. The car was fast, but he rarely speeded. As teenagers, our group hung out at the river; fishing, hunting, laughing and just being carefree kids. Lots of good times. Love to the family.
  • Pat Quetsch I have so many wonderful memories of Jeff. Especially out at the farm when our kids were little. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.
  • Bob and Alyce Voss Hugs and prayers to you all. Jeff was an amazing guy and had an amazing family. Memories live on in our hearts and I know you guys have many. Love to all.