Reverend David Hoyme

We lost a true, and original, Super Fan this week.  Dave died on the 15th after a several year battle with Parkinson’s.  He was 76.  He continued to golf in the Tuesday and Thursday senior men’s golf leagues for as long as he could through last year.  He was The Hoymster, a/k/a, The Brooten Flash.

This photo is from three years ago – apparently a photograph was necessary because of the size of the fleecing they had inflicted upon their fellow competitors!  Dave was not only a golfer, he was also a reverend and in that capacity served in the military as a colonel chaplain.  He served in the first gulf war in 1991.  It was probably because of his military background that he was a jogger – an affliction I will never understand.  He jogged so many miles in his lifetime he was a member of that national or international organization that recognizes those who run a gazzilion miles.  Later he challenged himself by joining our Fat Boys Walking Club at the mall, though he never fit our profile.

With Reverend Rollie (making sure He was on our side?) at a girls basketball game in February 2011.  That’s his wife Jeanne to his right.  We always figured his interest in basketball sprang from being Bo Ryan’s neighbor in Platteville, Wisconsin, before Bo went on to national fame as coach of the Badgers.  But Dave covered all the sports (though Jeanne thought hockey too cold for spectating), and thus was a Super Fan (standing right, May 2009 photo):

And this is Jeanne and Dave at the Tuesday League’s Steak Fry and Putting Contest, August 2010.  We’ll miss him.

R.I.P., David

p.s.  I belatedly found one more picture of Dave.

With the Super Fans at a girls’ hockey game, December 6, 2010.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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2 Responses to Reverend David Hoyme

  1. Beverly Korkowski says:

    About a month or so ago, Cliff and I were going down to the lake for our evening pontoon ‘stroll’ when Dave and Jeanne came down as well. You could see the longing in his eyes for being on the water, so we asked them if they’d like to go out with us. We didn’t have to ask twice! They both enjoyed the ride, giving him a little bit of what had been taken from him over the years. Little did we know that would be the last ride on the water for him. Our ‘new’ neighbor is gone.

  2. Paul M. Ochs says:

    Our sincerest condolences to Jeanne, Jon and his family, and Chris and his new wife. Jon became one of my closest friends in 1980 when their family moved to Platteville, WI. Reverend Hoyme married my wife, Jana and I in 1997 and Jon was in my wedding. He will be greatly missed; a great man; great father; great legacy!

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