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Galyn Rudolph Hoeft

March 8, 1961 — April 10, 2023


Galyn Rudolph Hoeft was laid to rest on April 10, 2023.


He was born in Rogers City Michigan on March 8, 1961, he was 62 years old. He is the son of the late Gwendolyn and Gary Dean Hoeft and was also raised by the late Grace O’Connor (his loving #2 mom). Surviving are his children Rae-Lynn Hoeft, Aaliyah (Christopher) Tulgetske, Harley (Mathew) Fletcher, Rhyder (Kayli) Hoeft. His siblings Greg Hoeft, Grant Hoeft, Grace Hoeft (Nathan Scott). His grandchildren Jaxon, Perrin, Warren, Egwene, Elyas and a “Little Angel” on the way from Rhyder and Kayli and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


Galyn never finished high school, he couldn’t read or spell well, but he was brilliant and a jack of all trades, if he didn’t know how to do something, he just told himself he could and figured it out. Galyn worked his way into a welding career without knowing anything about it. He was a hard worker and took pride in his work. He was imaginative, humerous, loving and kind with an extreme wild side that took him on many adventures on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He lived to ride and loved dancing in the rain. When Galyn decided to get his groove on, on the dance floor, the people cleared off and gave him his space. He was an excellent dancer.


Later Galyn worked as an iron worker in Detroit until he opened his own business Hoeft Enterprises. He built Mezzanines and anything anyone needed.


Galyn was also a fabulous father and friend/husband to Krischa Hoeft (Katzenberger) for 12 years. He made igloos, forts, and even hung swings in his living room. He would jump in the tub fully clothed with his kids and sing them “The Star Spangled Banner” before bedtime.


When his children were young, a jobsite accident paralyzed him with pain that led to a drastic lifestyle change. Galyn tried really hard to do better and be better and even in the darkest of times he kept a smile on his face. He never stopped laughing even through the rough spots, he would always say “whatsanever” and “no matter” and “it’s going to be alright.”  Anyone who knew Galyn loved him and wanted what was best for him.


Galyn we all Love you more than all the sand in existence, our Hearts are heavy with sadness because we already miss you so much. God Bless You and be with you always, and as  Galyn would always say, “Bye Cycle”.


Visitation will take place Sunday at Bannan Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jim Myers officiating.


Interment: Evergreen Cemetery

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

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