William "Bill" A Hayes Obituary

William "Bill" A Hayes

William “Bill” Hayes, 72, of Afton, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 18 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Adam Westphal will officiate the service. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be observed. Burial will be at a later date at the Iowa Veteran Cemetery in rural Van Meter, Ia. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friends will be from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. A time of sharing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with a rosary service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are kindly suggested to St. Malachy Foundation, Union County Honor Flight or the Muscle Mat Wrestling Club of Afton. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. William “Bill” Anthony Hayes, one of eight children to Leo Glenn Hayes and Helen Genevieve (Miller) Hayes, was born on April 1, 1948, in Creston. He attended grade school at St. Malachy Catholic School and graduated from Creston High School with the Class of 1967. He went on and furthered his education at Southwestern Community College, completing courses in the carpentry program. In November of 1967, Bill enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the service, Bill was stationed in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Upon his return from war, Bill was stationed in San Diego and it was there he met Janet Marie Braman. On August 5, 1972, Bill and Janet were united in marriage in San Diego. While residing in San Diego, Bill worked for his brother David at the Jack-In-The-Box, starting Bill’s life-long career in food service. In 1980, Bill moved his family back to his roots in Creston where they purchased King’s Café from Jim and Betty King. As a family, they owned and operated the newly named The Windrow Restaurant and Sports Bar. Bill continued to operate the business until he was forced to retire due to his health. They sold The Windrow Restaurant in May of 2019. Bill loved his family and the outdoors. He spent many hours working on the family cabin for all to enjoy. Bill would have loved his retirement and just being “Papa”. This Papa would have been at all of his grandchildren’s adventures; fishing, wrestling on the floor, you name it, he would have been there. Even in recent years, you could see a twinkle in his eyes when the grandkids would enter the room. Bill was a faithful member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was active with the St. Malachy School Board. He also served on the Greater Regional Health Hospital Board for many years and along with Janet, they were awarded the Volunteer Award by Gov. Branstad in 1987 for their volunteer work at St. Malachy School. Bill was also a member of the Iowa Restaurant Association. Bill will be missed greatly by his family along with all that he encountered through his career. Bill is survived by his wife Janet; daughter, Melissa (Jason) Butler of Cromwell; three sons, Ryan Hayes, Jacob (Debbie) Hayes and Andrew Hayes, all of Afton; seven grandchildren, Chase Butler, Damon Hayes, Sherman Hayes, Madeline Hayes, Joseph Hayes, Silas Hayes and Willa Hayes; three brothers, David Hayes of San Diego, Mark (Carol) Hayes of Creston and James (Virginia) Hayes of Creston; three sisters, Jacquelyn Gephart of San Diego, Elizabeth (Richard) Baker of Creston and Mary Lynn (Arlin) Beemer of Mason City; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sister Anita (Dale) Thomas, mother and father-in-law Sherman & Erma Braman, brothers-in-law, Richard Braman and William Gephart, sisters-in-law Linda Hayes and Judy Hayes, nieces, Mary Catherine Buckholtz and Michelle Baker and nephew Shane Hayes. VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTE HERE: (COPY AND PASTE LINK IN NEW TAB) https://youtu.be/SAiXAGQJwlw VIEW THE LIVE STREAM OF THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL HERE: (COPY & PASTE IN A NEW TAB): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CB3PvzgBdU LISTEN TO THE MASS AUDIO HERE: (COPY & PASTE IN A NEW TAB:) https://www.dropbox.com/s/hpe7j19veavi7mv/Hayes%2C%20Bill%20service%20audio.mp3?dl=0
April 1, 1948 - September 10, 202004/01/194809/10/2020
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William “Bill” Hayes, 72, of Afton, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 18 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Adam Westphal will officiate the service. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be observed. Burial will be at a later date at the Iowa Veteran Cemetery in rural Van Meter, Ia. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friend...

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Sep
18
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, September 18 2020
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
107 W. Howard, Creston, IA 50801
Creston, IA 50801
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Sep
17
Open Visitation
Thursday, September 17 2020
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Powers Funeral Home - Creston
601 New York Avenue
Creston, IA 50801
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17
Family Receiving Friends
Thursday, September 17 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Powers Funeral Home - Creston
601 New York Avenue
Creston, IA 50801
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Final Resting Place
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003
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