After a hard fought battle with cancer, Phil died peacefully at home on August 30, 2018.
Phil was born on April 3,1945 to Herman and Eunice Hoyt in San Pedro, California. They lived there for a short time till the family moved to Lincoln, where he lived until his death.
Phil retired from Burlington Northern Railroad and kept busy with things that he enjoyed; woodworking, fishing, boating, golf. He had a love of animals but the turtles he kept in his backyard pond were one of his priorities. If someone brought him a turtle that had outgrown its aquarium, Phil never turned it down. He was also a fanatic about keeping his yard looking good. No weeds allowed.
He loved his family and would have done anything for them…especially his beloved granddaughters, Mandy & Kennady.
Phil is survived by his wife, Elke; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Carrie Hoyt; granddaughters Mandy & Kennady Hoyt; sister and brother-in-law Debbie & Rick) Mazour; brother-in-law Robert Ferguson; nieces and spouses Veronica & David Lueders, Theresa and Kent Bouma, Debby and Kevin Noonan; nephews and spouse Kenny & Jane Hertzel and Robert Hertzel; and many great and great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Herman Hoyt; mother, Eunice Hoyt; and sister Deanna Ferguson.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6th, at Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 So 70th St. Lincoln, NE
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Capitol Humane Society.