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   LAYTON C. HOYSLER

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Layton C. Hoysler, age 87, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 surrounded by his loving family at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

A memorial service will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Dan Schneider-Bryan and the Reverend Steven Delzer officiating. Spring interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. and also on Saturday for one half hour prior to the service.

Layton C., the son of Raymond and Myrtle (Setzler) Hoysler, was born on February 26, 1923 on the family farm in Osseo. He graduated from Osseo High School and the University of Minnesota. Layton attended officers training at West Point Academy. He married Irene Raihle on October 15, 1949 in Edina. She preceded him in death on December 26, 1988. He was the commanding officer of the Army Reserves of Faribault and served 24 years as an officer. Layton was Past President of the State and National American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He was a past District Governer of Rotary International and a past president of the local Rotary Club. Layton served as one of the founders of the Rotary Youth Camp of Faribault. He also taught agriculture at Faribault High School. Layton founded Northwestern Farm Management Company and later established Hoysler & Associates. He served in leadership capacities on many local boards including South Central College, Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.

He is survived by his children, Stephen (and Kristin) Hoysler, Amy (and Eric) Stroup, all of Faribault; and also Elizabeth (and Bruce) Widnes, Laurie Hoysler and David (and Deirdre) Hoysler; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Liestman of Osseo; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; and a brother, Vernon Hoysler.

Laytonís kindness, generosity, faith and devotion to his family have left a precious legacy.

 


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Name: Todd Driessen
Email:
Date: Thursday July 14, 2011

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Dave and Family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember him (and your mom) as being such "classy" people and enjoyed the time spent at your house growing up. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Merry Korff Weiland
Email: writeon831@yahoo.com
Date: Monday February 28, 2011

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To Betsy and all the Hoysler family, my prayers go out to you at this time of grieving. I didn't know your father but his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. May the memories of his loving, generous, and compassionate spirit live in all of you and remain a wonderful example of a life well lived. God Bless.

Name: Katy Erickson
Email: erickson.katy@gmail.com
Date: Monday February 28, 2011

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Dear Hoysler Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Layton will be missed ... he certainly left a wonderful legacy in all of you, you must be proud to have him as a father. Katy

Name: Jason Miller
Email: j.miller@smithschafer.com
Date: Sunday February 27, 2011

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Steve and family and Amy and family - I was so sorry to hear about your father's death. Layton was a very kind and giving man and I am proud that he was my great uncle. I hope you know my prayers are with you all. I also hope that you have been able to truly celebrate the life of your father.

Name: Tom and Lois larson
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Date: Sunday February 27, 2011

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Amy, know that we are keeping you, and your family, in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Lynn M Kindseth
Email: lynn2marie@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday February 27, 2011

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Steve & family, Amy & family, My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your father. Your dedication to him was so admirable, your mom would have been so proud. Family is one of the greatest gifts from God and when one is taken away the circle may not be broken but a link is missing forever. You two can hold your heads up high and bare no regrets as you were with him till the end. God Bless, Lynn

Name: Ruth Hickey
Email: ruthshouseofhope@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday February 26, 2011

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Amy, So sorry to hear of your loss.Know that your father is resting with the Lord.Prayer for compfort for your family.

Name: Toni Mickelson
Email: toniraemick@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday February 26, 2011

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To Layton and his family, I know many words that truly express your father: compassionate, loving, articulate, friendly, gracious, proud, and devoted to his family. He couldn't talk enough about his beautiful grandchildren, and how each of them were so very special. He often talked about his beloved Irene, what a beautiful woman she was and how much he missed her. Now Layton, you can finely go be with "THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE." When I spent time with Layton, he discussed growing up as a potato farmers son. Turned out that he knew my late husbands' Auntand Uncle. She and her husband were also potato farmers. Layton always had plenty to say and was so enjoyable to hear his many tales. Dinner and snacks were always enjoyable. How he loved his Root Beer, sweets, and ice cream. Even though I was only suppose to let him have one root beer, or limit the rest, I confess, I did slip him some extras! The smile I received was well worth it! He couldn't say "Thanks" enough when I brought him some Lefsa and Norwegian pastries. It took awhile but he ate them all. I want to express to Amy, Steve, and Kris what a pleasure and honor it was to spend time with their father. I have to admit with all honesty, that Layton was one of the most incredible human being I have ever known and probably will ever know. How lucky to have had him for a Father. I do remember his "Sweet Irene" and can only say, what a dynamic pair. To Layton...thanks for the time we shared, the memories I have, and how humbled I am to have known you. May you rest in peace. To the family. Although it is such a sad time, and how difficult this chapter in your life is, remember all those special times and the wisdom he bestowed upon all of you. Sincerely and Warmest Wishes Toni

Name: Tim and Jean Pietig
Email: Ashlbubbles@cs.com
Date: Saturday February 26, 2011

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We are so sorry for your loss. We know how much time you devoted to Layton in his final years and how sad you must be. He is resting with his Lord in a better place.

Name: Pamela Kindseth
Email: pam_kindseth_1@msn.com
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Name: Marc Shaft
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Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Dave and Family: I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Cathy Relf Ivers
Email: civers@earthlink.net
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Dear cousins Betsy, Stephen, Laurie, Amy, and David: I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have such fond memories of gentle, caring, and patient Uncle Layton. I wish you all the best and hope you have many happy memories to sustain you through this difficult time. Love, Cathy

Name: Marti Walsh
Email: wonderwoman8648@yahoo.com
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Layton and his wife, Gevine, were neighbors of mine for many years. They both were wonderful, generous people. My sympathies to everyone in the Hoysler family. I pray for them all in this difficult time.

Name: Michael Meillier
Email: meillier1@charter.net
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Steven, Kris and Hoysler family, You have my sincerest sympathy in the loss of your beloved father, husband and grandfather. Growing up in Faribault, it was apparent that Layton was a respected businessman, realtor and land developer/investor. I know I will always remember his dedication to the City of Faribault's future, it prosperity and his willingness to be involved in how that happened. All of us at Pleasant Manor appreciated being able to take care of him in years past and getting to know him better. He will be missed by all who knew him and remembered for all he has accomplished. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Name: Janice Orr Pelletti
Email: B747AC@aol.com
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Dear Betsy, Steve and Amy, My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I have so many memories of us growing up in the same neighborhood. It's hard to believe it was a life time ago. Betsy, I want to thank you for the kind memories you relayed in my Mom's memory section. Janice Orr Pelletti

Name: Joe Bachrach
Email: jkbachrach@gmail.com
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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My sympathies go out to Betsy and the entire extended Hoysler family

Name: Stephen and Donna Berge
Email: dberge@co.rice.mn.us
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Steve, Our thoughts go out to you and your family at this time. Good memories will fill the saddness that you will have. You did a great job taking care of your dad and we are sure you will cherish those days that you had with him. God Bless and take care.

Name: Greg Anderson
Email: anderson@ipfw.edu
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Dear Betsy and family, I know the sorrow of losing a dad; please know that you have my greatest sympathy. May your memories give you great comfort, your stories great laughter, and your family and friends great peace. Blessings. Greg Anderson

Name: Cheryl (West) Piper
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Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Amy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all the great memories help you all in this difficult time.

Name: Patti Hazen
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Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Amy,Steve & family I just read tonight about your father. I am so very sorry for your loss. Layton was probably one of the greatist men I have ever met. He was a kind and loving person to most everyone he knew. I also know he was one of the best fathers anyone could have asked for in in this life time. Again I am so very sorry I love you all and will keep you in my prayers.

Name: Kay Trench
Email: kaymtch@gmail.com
Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

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Bob and I have always had the highest regard and admiration for both Layton and Irene. One could never find a more noble man. Layton possessed the epitome of honesty and integrity. Our sincere sympathy to your family. Remember the good times!! With Love, Bob and Kay