He was born on April 2, 1921, in Dallas Center, Iowa to Clarence Lyman Hoyt and Anna Leola (Dorsey) Hoyt. On Aug. 22, 1942, he was married to Kathryn Ruth Hirschy, who survives in Winona Lake.
He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 30 years, where he was a member of Lakeland Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw, Ind. He attended Bryan University in Dayton, Tenn., for three years; studied for a year in Huntington University in Huntington, Ind.; and then attended Grace Seminary in Winona Lake for three years. Solon was a missionary in Argentina for 43 years.
He is survived by his daughter: Rita (Michael) Koch, Upland, Ind.; four sons: Lynn (Mary) Hoyt, South Carolina; Aldo (Alice) Hoyt, Denver, Colo.; Ivan (Kimberly) Hoyt, Argentina; Alan (Sharon) Hoyt, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and six brothers.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Rd., Warsaw. There will also be visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Lakeland Grace Brethren Church. His funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Lakeland Grace Brethren Church, 2538 S. County Farm Rd., Warsaw, and will be officiated by Dr. Russ Simpson. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.
Memorial donations in Solon’s name may be directed to Lakeland Grace Brethren Church, 2538 S. County Farm Rd., Warsaw, IN 46580 and would be appreciated by his family.