Robert W. "Bob" Hayner (1934 - 2016)

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Robert W. "Bob" Hayner, 81, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Father Barry Harmon and the Rev. Father Bob Porter officiating. Burial will be in Mother of Dolors Catholic Cemetery, inside Fairlawn Cemetery, in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mother of Dolors Parish Center (across from Mother of Dolors Catholic Church). Memorials: Mother of Dolors Catholic Church or charity of donor's choice. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Hayner was born on April 1, 1934, in Oak Lawn, the son of George and Victoria Hayner. He attended St. Mary's University, earning a bachelor's degree. During college, he met his soon-to-be wife; he and Marlys A. Cummings were married on April 13, 1957, in Oelwein, Iowa.
Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1957-59. He started working for Crane Packing, and was transferred to Vandalia to work as a production control manager; he retired in 1994.
He was a member of Mother of Dolors Catholic Church and an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4630. While with the Knights of Columbus, Bob was inducted into the Knights of Columbus Hall of Fame for his work with Caring and Sharing; Bob and Marlys were very instrumental in forming Fayette County Caring and Sharing.
He is survived by his wife; son, Stephen Hayner of Chiloquin, Ore.; daughters, Teresa Hayner of St. Louis, Mo., Susan and her husband Jeff Price of O'Fallon, and Karen and her husband Robert Bauman of Belleville; brother, George Hayner of Oswego; sister, Mary Ann Conner of Romeoville; and grandchildren, Evan, Marin and Lauren Price, and Luke and Ben Bauman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Robert and Michael Hayner; and daughter-in-law, Carmen Hayner.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, 2016