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Paul C. Hoyt

Paul C. Hoyt Paul Clifford Hoyt was born November 2, 1961 in Olathe, KS and was soon welcomed into the home of Donald P. and Alice Hoyt.

Paul spent his early years growing up in Coralville, Iowa while his father worked for American College Testing (ACT) at the University of Iowa. The family relocated to Manhattan in 1968 where Paul attended Marlatt Elementary, Manhattan Junior High School where he ran tack, and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1980.

Paul worked for Rush Street Exchange during and after high school, and also worked at Big Lakes Developmental Center for a brief period. He eventually was hired at the Hibachi Hut and became the “all-around” go-to guy for three different owners until the Aggieville restaurant closed in 2013. Paul was an expert handyman and could build or repair just about anything, and remained self-employed until his death. Paul lived life on his own terms and yet always respected others.

Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Alice, his father, Don, and his step-mother Joyce Delehanty Hoyt. He is survived by his older brother Steve (Monique) of Des Moines, IA: younger brother Greg (Leslie) of Manhattan; and his loving life-partner Patty Talbot of Manhattan. He is also survived by eight step-siblings; John, Alice, Michael, Dan, Brendan, Christopher, Rob, and Julie, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Paul will also be deeply missed by many lifelong friends.

A Celebration of Paul's life will be held this Friday, November 24 from 7pm - 10:30pm and all of his friends and family are welcome. The celebration will be held at the Blue Hills event room off of Kimball and Tuttle Creek Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

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