Gene Hayenga

Gene W. Hayenga, 53

Gene W. Hayenga, 53, of Lafayette died Monday November 5, 2012 at his residence.

He was born October 29, 1959, in Rockford, IL, to the late William and Ruth Neblock Hayenga.

Gene graduated from Harrison High School in 1978 and on December 18, 1982 he married Susan Alfonso in West Lafayette and she survives. Mr. Hayenga worked with Laborers Local 274 for many years.

He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Hayleigh.

Surviving along with his wife is a daughter Lindsey M. Boots husband Jason of Crawfordsville,

granddaughter Hayleigh Boots, sisters Ruth Welcher husband Tom of Lafayette, Kathy Rogers of Lafayette, Cheri Roden husband Rick of Lafayette, brothers William Hayenga wife Sue of Lafayette and Dan Hayenga wife Linda of West Lafayette and many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by a brother Mike Hayenga and a sister Tammy Hayenga.

Visitation will be 4-7 PM Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel 400 Twyckenham Blvd.

Funeral Service 7:00 PM Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel. Those wishing may contribute to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Leave condolences at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2012