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Joseph Leo Hoye 1900-1969


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/1/2011 at 00:40:42

Longtime Estherville Businessman Dies
Joseph L. Hoye, 69, a longtime Estherville druggist, died of a heart attack early this morning at his home, apparently in his sleep.

He and Mrs. Hoye returned last night from a visit to Wisconsin, following a stay before that in Burlington with their daughterís family.

Hoye came to Estherville in 1924 to work for the J. A. Cummins Drug Store, in which he began buying an interest a few years later.

He was married June 8, 1927, to the former Ruth Kidder, who was a teacher in the Estherville High School.

In 1945 upon the death of Cummings he purchased the Cummings interest in not only the Estherville store but stores also in Spencer and Sheldon.

Associated with him in business has been his son, Don. Another son, Tom, lives at Scottsdale, Ariz., and a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Grinde, lives at Burlington.

He is survived by his wife, children, a sister, Mrs. Grace Hill of St. Paul, and four brothers: Woodrow of Cincinnati; Harry of Tacoma, and Bill and Leo of St. Paul.

Hoye was born May 15, 1900, at Waucoma, where he received his early education. He received his education in pharmacy at Highland Park College, Des Moines, after which he began work at New Hampton, before coming to Estherville.

Hoye was especially active in organizations concerned with conservation and preservation of wildlife. He liked hunting and fishing and also spent much time admiring nature, learning about it, and how to preserve it.

Services will be held at St. Patrickís Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be said at 8:30 Tuesday evening at Fuhrman Funeral Home. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 20, 1969)

Rites Wednesday for J. L. Hoye, 69, Estherville
A requiem mass will be said in St. Patrickís Catholic Church here Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Joseph L. Hoye, 69, longtime Estherville businessman who died of a heart attack early Monday [October 20, 1969] morning at his home.

The Rev. Laurence Burns will be the celebrant at the requiem mass. Burial will be in St. Patrickís Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Fuhrman Funeral Home. A rosary will be said at Fuhrmanís tonight at 8:30.

Pallbearers for the funeral will be John F. Lyman, S. B. Grinde, Floyd L. Gustafson, Jno. E. Greig, Guy Tibbetts, Bob Snyder, Dr. Donald E. Wolters and Rollin C. Edelen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Don, Estherville, and Tom, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Grinde, Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Grace Hill, St. Paul; and four brothers, Woodrow, Cincinnati, Harry, Tacoma, Bill and Leo, St. Paul.

Hoye owned the Rexall Drug Store in Estherville and was in partnership with Bob Snyder in a Rexall store at Spencer and with Carrol Faust in a store at Sheldon. His son, Don, is associated with the Estherville store. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 21, 1969)


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