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LaVerne Hayes Obituary
LAVERNE ALLEN HAYES, 77 PECATONICA - LaVerne Allen Hayes, 77, of Pecatonica died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident. Born July 2, 1935, in McConnell, the son of Malvin "Hans" Hayes and Helen (Pittsley) Hayes. Married the former Adele G. Kieckhaefer on July 10, 1978, in Freeport. He was employed as a truck driver by Dean's Foods, Frito Lay and Roy's Dairy. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Pecatonica, and the Audubon Society. He enjoyed bowling and golfing. Graduated from LeWin High School and attended Cornell University. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Debbie (Stan) Hawkins of Forreston, Robert (Jackie) Shaffer Jr., and Melanie (Eric) Maurer, both of Freeport, Cindi (Skip) Stevenson of Monroe, Wis.,, Laurie (Tom) Dwyer of Chandler, Ariz., Mike (Becky) Shaffer and Kym (Nick) Rowe, both of Freeport, and Jeff Shaffer of Monroe; many great- nieces and -nephews; and great- great-nieces and -nephews. Predeceased by sister, Betty Shaffer and nephew, Douglas Shaffer. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in St. Mary Catholic Church, 126 W. Fifth St., Pecatonica, with Msgr. Robert Sweeney officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Countryman Funeral Home, 529 Washington St., Pecatonica, with a rosary recited at 5:30 p.m. Prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012
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