Larry Jay Hoien, 76|
Nov. 2, 1941 — Jan. 26, 2017
Larry Jay Hoien, 76, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend. He was born Nov. 2, 1941, to Jay and Evelyn (nee Smith) Hoien in Estherville, Iowa. He graduated from Estherville High School Class of 1958 and served in the U.S. Army. He married Marie (nee Setter) on Feb. 19, 1966, in Estherville, Iowa.
Larry Jay started radio in 1964. His first job was at KRAD in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. He has made stops at stations in Iowa, WAUK-AM in Waukesha, WRIT-AM and WYLO-AM, WEZW-FM and WFMR-FM in Milwaukee. He also did on-air work and book announcing at Channel 6 in Milwaukee. Larry joined WTKM Radio in June 1997 working on-air and in the sales department until his retirement.
Larry loved his wife, children and career very much. His one regret was that he did not have a chance to say goodbye to his listeners ... he loved them all. He considered his many clients and co-workers as friends and loved to tell jokes and make everyone laugh. Larry always signed off his radio segments with 'Kindness is the language the mute can speak and the deaf can hear.'
He was a member of Northbrook Church.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Marie; son, Paul Hoien; daughter, Connie Campbell; son-in-law, Marty Campbell; granddaughter, Emily Torpy; grandson, Mitchell Campbell; brother, David Hoien; sister-in-law, Margaret Hoien; and nieces, Laura Hoien and Sondra Hoien.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.