|Published in The Enterprise 19 Aug 2016|
Mark F. Hoyer, Jr., 87
Mark F. Hoyer, Jr., 87 of Washington, IL, passed away peacefully at 3:22 a.m. on Tuesday August 9, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, II.
He was born on March 28, 1929, in Chicago, the son of Mark F. and Olivia M. (Hjortsvang) Hoyer. He married Mary Ann Robinson on June 26, 1954, in Clarendon Hills, IL. Mary Ann passed away on August 30,1997. Mark later married Elaine C. (Bondo) Rennerfeldt on December 16, 2000 in Blair, NE.
Surviving are his wife of Blair, NE two sons, Jeff (Wanda) Hoyer of Gladstone, MO and Eric (Jan) Hoyer of Lee Summit, MO; and three daughters, Carolyn Crook of Elephant Butte, NM, Sherri Hoyer of Canton, IL and Vikkie (Brad) Bittner of Poway, CA along with stepdaughter Claire (Gary) Ford of Blair, NE; step-grandchildren, Justin Meyers of Blair, NE, Josh (Tami) Ford of Omaha, NE, Alycia (Ryan) Metcalf of Kennard, NE; and step-great-grandson, Broden Metcalf. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. One infant brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Mark served in the US Navy as a Naval aviator being honorably discharged in 1951. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. as an engineer and working with dealers worldwide, retiring in 1991 after 41 years.
He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, where he sang with the senior choir and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Mark was also a former member of the Caterpillar Foreign Trade Golf League and the Washington area church bowling league.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington, IL. Visitations were Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A burial followed his funeral at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be given to St Mark’s Lutheran Church. Notes of condolences may be sent to the family using www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~