Jim Hoyt

June 26, 1950 - April 11, 2016
Kalamazoo, MI



Saturday, July 30, 2016
11:30 AM EDT
Milwood Little League
3401 Lovers Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Use Lover's Lane entrance.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Jim Hoyt Scholarship Fund
C/O Milwood Little League, P.O. Box 2786
Kalamazoo, MI 49003


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 65, passed away April 11, 2016 at Borgess Hospital. Jim was born June 26, 1950 in Muskegon, MI, the son of Howard and Dorothy (Finfrock) Hoyt. A 1967 graduate of Loy Norrix High School Jim worked over twenty years at 7-Eleven and over 5 years at Walmart on Shaver Road until he retired in 2009. He truly enjoyed being “Santa” for family, friends, and clients for over 30 years. An avid sports fan he followed the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, Kalamazoo Wings Hockey and many local college and high school teams. He bowled, golfed and could answer most any sports related questions. He loved his time announcing the games for the Kalamazoo Tornados (Allstars) Football Team. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers in law, John McCallum and Kevin Dunsheath. Jim is survived by 2 sisters: Jacki Hoyt-Dunsheath and Cheryl McCallum; a nephew, Shaun McCallum (Liz); nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Jims’ life will be held Saturday (July 30, 2016) 11:30 AM at Milwood Little League (Lover's Lane Entrance). Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Hoyt Scholarship Fund C/O Milwood Little League, P.O. Box 2786; Kalamazoo, MI 49003. Please visit Jim’s personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of him and sign his online guestbook. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler – Kalamazoo; 6080 Stadium Drive (269-375-2900).