Louise J. Hoy, 94

Louise Jeannette Hoy of Mayville passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Mossflower Harbour in Mayville. A memorial service and visitation were held on June 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville. Bishop George Carlson and the Rev. Geoffrey Hoy officiated the service. Interment will take place in Auburn, Pa. at a later date. The Cottrill Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family.

Louise graduated valedictorian from Schuylkill, Pa. High School. She continued her education at the Blockley School of Nursing at Philadelphia General Hospital, graduating in 1933. In 1963, she graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Louise was employed as an RN at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend and at Milwaukee County General in Milwaukee and for the Visiting Nurses Association in Milwaukee and was the West Bend City Nurse.

Louise was a current member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville and a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, serving on the church council. She was also a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend, participating in choir and teaching Sunday school. Attending Women’s Week at Pine Lake Camp and serving on the LCW state board as the chariperson of the literacy program were her other church interests. In her lifetime, Louise knitted hundreds of afghans for Lutheran World Relief.

Louise is survived by her children Virginia (Bruce) Anderle of Cedarburg, the Rev. Daniel Hoy (the Rev. Mary Kenosian) of Eau Claire and the Rev. Geoffrey (Dottie) Hoy of Mayville; grandchildren Lynn Anderle Rettler of Mequon, Laura Anderle-Smith (Robb Smith) of New Berlin, Michele Anderle Brown (Joe Brown) of Brookfield, Michael (Michelle) Anderle of Madison, Sarah Marsden (Mike O’Dell) of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mark Hoy and Thomas Hoy (both of Eau Claire); great-grandchildren Hannah and Spencer Rettler, Samuel, Alexander and Simon Brown, Gabriel and Isabelle Smith and Elizabeth Faith Marsden. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends for whom she was a mentor, model and gentle spirit.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Kristine Marsden (K. Gerald); her grandson David Marsden (Sonya Harmeyer); and three sisters and one brother.

The family extends their special thanks and gratitude to the staff at Mossflower Harbour, Ltd. and the Vitas Hospice Service.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville or to your favorite charity.