Hoyhtya, Donald Bruno Age 79, of Ham Lake passed away August 20, 2019. Preceded in death by his Parents, Bruno and Elma Hoyhtya; Sister, Alice Stone. Survived by his Children, Kim Brown, Jeff Hoyhtya, Eric Hoyhtya, Adam (Lea) Hoyhtya, Michael (Amanda) Hoyhtya, Corinne Mortensen; Grandchildren, Ryan, Kevin, Jacob, Emma, Collin, Olivia, Gunnar, Ashley, Carter, Peyton; Sister, Mary Ann (Rudy) Anderson; further survived by other Relatives and Friends. Don was a veteran, studying Korean at Yale University and serving in the Air Force intelligence in Korea following the war. He was a father to six children (and ten grandchildren), and attended numerous family events and kids' sports games. He was always available to help design and mastermind a home improvement project. Apart from his profession building electronics and medical equipment, he was extremely intelligent. He was an inventor, developing prototypes of new engine designs. He was an avid reader of articles and books on space, black holes, particle physics, and dark matter. He was a deep thinker, and most of all, a devout family man, who made his children and grandchildren his highest priority. He would never turn down an opportunity to help when asked ... or a cup of coffee. His most admirable quality was his character, living life as one of the kindest, most unselfish people you could possibly meet. Don leaves behind a legacy of a life well-lived. He will be forever loved and deeply missed. Funeral Service 11:00 am Monday, August 26, 2019 at Coon Rapids Evangelical Free Church (2650 128th Ave. NW., Coon Rapids, MN) Visitation will be 10:00 am until time of service on Monday at church. Interment with Military Honors will be 11:30 am Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills, MN. Gearhart Funeral Home 763-755-6300 GearhartFuneralHome.com

Published on August 22, 2019

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