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Sylvia L. Hoyt Bussema

November 10, 1927 - December 17, 2020

A private graveside service to remember Sylvia’s life is being planned. She will be laid to rest next to her first husband, James Hoyt in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo.  Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Reformed Church or Hospice of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

Age 93, passed away on December 29, 2020. Sylvia was born in Zeeland, MI, on November 10, 1927, the daughter of Arthur and Adelaide (Voss) Feyen. She was active in her church, Haven Reformed Church in many Bible studies and small groups. She enjoyed travelling. She volunteered at Borgess Hospital. Nothing was more important to her than her family, especially her grandchildren. Sylvia is survived by her children, Ric (Lynn) Hoyt of Kalamazoo, Suzanne (Kevin) Klok, and Jim (Robin) Hoyt; grandchildren, Jessica Hoyt, Abby (Matt) Smith, Jason (Kari) Hoyt, Jamie (Jake) Kudary, Jordan Hoyt, Morgan Hoyt, Ben (Nicole) Klok, Sara (Patrick) Crumb, Rebecca (Tucker) Feekings, Stephanie (Mike) Smith, Ashley (Nick) Benavides, 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Tom) Mackey; sister in-law, Mary Hoyt; a niece and 2 nephews; step-children and grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands, James Allen Hoyt and John William Bussema; sons, Phillip Hoyt and Steven Hoyt.