John Dean Hays

REED CITY — Mr. John Dean Hays (Jack) passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home.

Jack was a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City, a volunteer fireman in Reed City, served on the MOARC board of directors and worked for Kel-Reed-Gardner Denver Cooper Tool for 43 years.

Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith Hays (Judy); his son, James Hays, and wife, Kelley; his daughter, Carol Ann Wells, and husband, Kim; grandsons, Jason Hays, and wife, Sarah, Zachery Wells, Christian Wells; granddaughter, Erika Hays; great-grandchildren, Ryder Hays and Madilyn Hays.

He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas William Hays; his father, Cecil Herbert Hays (Bill); his mother, Adelaide Hays; and his bother, William Hays.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating.

For memorials, please consider St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Osceola County Foundation or the Mecosta County Foundation.

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