Fredrikke ‘Dikken’ Hoyer

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Fredrikke ‘Dikken’ Hoyer

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Dikken Hoyer

Fredrikke “Dikken” Hoyer passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, Dec, 10, 2019.

She was born on June 19, 1930, in Drammen, Norway, to Bjarne and Ellen Helly-Hansen Wiborg. In Denmark, her servant heart led her to become a nurse. She traveled to the United States in 1955, where she met the love of her life, Paul V. Hoyer, as she worked as a scrub nurse and he as an MD intern in Boston, Massachusetts. They married in  Sollerod Church in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957.After Paul’s training in Seattle, they moved to Billings and continued to build a union of love, faith, honesty and adventure.

She led an active life filled with travels, downhill and cross-country skiing, tennis and hiking in the mountains with her trusty bear bells. She enjoyed Sons of Norway, Silver Run Ski Club, Red Lodge Ski Patrol, the front row seats at Red Lodge Music Festival concerts, Esther Circle, Bible Study Fellowship, baking, sewing and the bulletin-folding group at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Her greatest passion was her family, providing them with unconditional love. She kept her Norwegian and Danish traditions, ensuring the family would carry on her krumkake, lefse, pickled herring and the Christmas Eve Rice Pudding Challenge. oHHoy

She is survived by best friend and husband of 62 years, Paul; their three children, Jeff Hoyer, John Hoyer and Kristin (Lee) Telkamp; beloved grandchildren, Riley Hoyer, Devon (Chris) Reeves, Jessica (Braden) Herbst, Joe (Candice) Telkamp, and Simon, Kelby and Henry Telkamp; as well as her sweet great-grandbabies, Nash and Emma. She is also survived by her sister, Karin (Hans) Moller and her family in Denmark and Norway. She loved and touched her entire family beyond measure.

Dikken’s family invites all who knew her to join in a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on Lewis and 24th Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Stillwater Hospice, Billings Family Service or any charity of your choice.

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  1. We were so sorry to hear of your loss……..Thru the years Bob was able to keep us up on you and your activities but since loosing him we lost the link but certainly do think of you and especially when we bought our own tipi and tried to put it up the first time.
    Dikken was such a sweetheart and I always remember as she followed me up the Tin Cup Trail she calmly commented on the fact that she noticed I had inherited my mom’s fanny…..:-)
    We certainly were at the Clinic all the good years, it has changed so much that I barely knew anyone when we last visited…….but then we retired a long time ago.
    I know Dikken will be missed so much and we certainly hold you in our thoughts.
    Jerry and Dee Abbie

  2. Paul and family
    OH what fond memories I have of all of you during our years on the Beartooth ski patrol. It was a wonderful family time and we had so much fun as well as providing a great service to the Red Lodge ski area. Dikken was a beautiful example of love for all of us.
    With thoughts and prayers
    Jerry Scott

  3. Laura Brosius Johnson

    I have such memories of the adventures our families had years ago! Camping, hiking, and off-road adventures. Playing cards in a tent on rain-soaked weekends. Riding in the backseat of your car, I always wondered if Dikken knew when John climbed out of one window, over the roof and into the opposite side, crawling across Jeff and I, back to his seat? (I don’t know, Jeff maybe did it, too, but John seemed a little more agile and daring?) I remember Dikken and Mother cooking up incredible meals on a campfire or camp stove and I still make “fry bread” when we camp, just like she did. Dikken was always front and center in the fun. So many good memories!

    It’s hard to loose such a shining light in our world! We were so lucky to be recipients of the warmth of their glow in our lifetimes.

    Love and Blessings to you all…Paul, Jeff, John, Kristin and families.

    Laura Brosius Johnson

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