Martin Dean Hoyt

August 30, 1951July 11, 2013

Martin Dean Hoyt, 61, of Davenport died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Genesis East Hospital.

A prayer service will be held Sunday, July 14 at 3 pm at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation, where family and friends are invited to share stories and memories, will follow until 6 pm. A memorial mass will be held Monday, July 15 at 1 pm at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division Street, in Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at

Marty was born August 30, 1951 to Dean and Lois (Milam) Hoyt in Webster City, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in sciences. He spent many years working and traveling as an industrial salesman, though most recently used his knowledge as a maintenance mechanic of industrial equipment.

When not working, he preferred to spend nearly all of his time outdoors. He grew up working on his family farm, spent years refereeing his children’s soccer games, and most recently could be found doing yardwork or enjoying evenings outside on the porch.

He married Margaret (Peg) Hebert in 1978 and the couple had four children, Elijah, Gabriel, Carrie, and Tyler. He was a hard-working husband and father who spent years supporting his kids by driving to countless sport practices and tournaments, passing on his knowledge and life experiences through humorous stories, and driving his family crazy with his seemingly endless sarcasm and dry-witted jokes.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Steven Hoyt and Thomas Hoyt and his father, Dean Hoyt. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peg) Hoyt; children Elijah Hoyt and wife Mendy, Gabriel Hoyt and daughter Abigale, Carrie Hoyt, and Tyler Hoyt, mother Lois Hoyt, sister Cindy Peiffer and husband Duane and brothers David Hoyt and wife Renee, and Timothy Hoyt. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and many good friends.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 15, 2013

Martin Dean Hoyt

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September 19, 2013

To the family.: My sympathy to your family. I grew up on the same farm that Marty lived on near Jolley. We became good friends and played baseball both with him and on opposing teams. Our dads were good friends as well. I have fond memories of him. We are sorry for your loss.

Ray Wall Lincoln NE

July 18, 2013

We are very sorry for your loss. Marty and I went to grade school together and was a neighbor on the farm outside of Jolley, Iowa. I have many memories spending time with Marty, especially playing many years on the Little League and Babe Ruth Teams. Marty was a very good first baseman. Marty and I attended different high schools but still stayed in touch during those years. I feel very sorry about not keeping in touch in the years after. It has been so many years ago, but I feel those early years were just yesterday. He was a very good friend, I am fortunate to have know him and had him as that good friend. He will be missed.
Ron Haffner, Iowa City, IA

July 16, 2013

Peggy and Family, I am so sorry for marty passing, but he is in a good place-we know that-whenever a door closes-another opens. The best we can do is remember marty. Tom Monaghan

Ann Haffner Lockner

July 16, 2013

Dear Lois, Cindy, David, Tim and families,
Many memories growing up "next door" to the Hoyt family. My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to all of Marty's family.


July 16, 2013

Sorry for the loss of Marty. A great friend who will be missed.

July 15, 2013

Peg and Hoyt family So sorry for your loss. Graduated from high school with Marty. Have great memories of that. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy. Wayne and Paulette (Lynch) Green

Larry & Jean Bockes

July 14, 2013

Dear Peg & Family,
Words can't tell you how sorry we are for your loss. I went to high school and college with Marty and have so many good memories of him. He was always at the center of a good time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger Taylor

July 14, 2013

Peg & Family
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of you and Marty. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Roger Taylor

Loras College Soccer

July 14, 2013

Loras College and the Duhawk Soccer program are thinking and praying for all of you. Tyler and Peg, let us know if you need anything.

Mitchell Graham

July 14, 2013

EJ you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! We are here for you! From all of us at Ole Timey!