Harold Hayes

  • Born: November 11, 1950
  • Died: August 20, 2015
  • Location: Centerville, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544

Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Harold Eugene Hayes, age 64, of Centerville, passed away August 20, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

Harold was born November 11, 1950 in Centerville to Orville and Vera (Anderson) Hayes. He grew up and attended school in Centerville. Harold served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Carol Ramsey and to this union two children were born, Scott and Jason. They later separated.

Harold worked at Rubbermaid as a packer and a forklift operator. He was later employed at Barkers (Hill Phoenix) where he made refrigerators. Harold mentioned several times his co-workers were like family. He also enjoyed working Saturday nights at the Cincinnati auction house.

Harold's favorite pastime was going to auctions. He loved spending time outdoors, fishing, and in his younger years hunting and trapping. Harold especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Harold was a kind and giving person and will be missed by all,

He is survived by his children, Scott (Kim) Hayes of Moravia and Jason Hayes of Centerville; his grandchildren, Aliyah, Avery, and Wyatt Hayes all of Moravia, Joe and Anne Burton of Georgetown, Texas, and Max Hayes of Cedar Rapids; siblings, Tom (Janice) Hayes of Horn Lake, Mississippi, Richard Hayes of Centerville, Linda (Wayne) Paris of Moravia, Joyce (Norm) Vote of Melrose, Paul (Julie Redman) Hayes of Centerville, Laura (Ed) Ocker of Centerville, Janice (Ed) Grenko of Numa; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Bill) Hayes. Harold is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Vera; two brothers, Bill and LeRoy; a sister, Margaret, and nephew, Chad Paris.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with Reverend Jack Engle officiating. Burial with military rites provided by the Centerville American Legion will follow services at Haines Cemetery North of Centerville. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with Harold's family present from 5 to 8 p.m.
An open memorial has been established to Harold's family and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 South 18th Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry to read this news of Harold passing on, My thoughts go out to his family and all the auction friends that knew Harold, What a great Man and always so helpful and generous, You will be missed for sure Harold and never forgotten, It was a pleasure to have known you and your memory will live on, My condolences to your family and loved ones. Brian Harrington - Dallas Texas

Posted by Brian Harrington - Dallas, TX - Auction Friend   September 03, 2015

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Posted by Amy Swank - Centerville, IA - Friend   August 23, 2015

You'll be missed cousin.

Posted by MaryAnn - Grinnell, IA - Cousin   August 22, 2015

Harold was a great guy I worked with him at Rubbermaid. Harold will be missed by many. RIP buddy.

Posted by Dave wendland - Mystic, IA - Friend   August 22, 2015

Harold was the sweetest man, yes. When we were kids and came to stay at Aunt Vera's, I always got a great hug from Aunt Vera and Harold!! As we grew up, I would run into him around town, and we always walked towards each other for that cousin hug...God makes beautiful things and you were definitely one of the chosen. I know Aunt Vera, welcomed you home with her one and only Special hug.
So my dear cousin, give sis a hug for me and Aunt Vera....miss you!!!

Posted by Sally and Norm Houser - Centerville, IA - cousin   August 22, 2015


Harold has been a friend for a long time to Demry Auction LLC and our Auction crowd. He was always such a kind and caring man. He will be missed.

Posted by Janet Demry - Centerville, IA - Friend   August 21, 2015

Harold was a sweet and great man,he had a heart of gold for everyone ,he was alot of fun and could always make me laugh I could remember the time we were at the landing abate and a tornado went thru and everyone was running around and Harold looked at me and said well we mide as well stay dry so we got in his car talked and laughted and had a good dry sleep lol cause everything outside was flipped over, tents blown away and very wet. He will be deeply missed ,RIP my friend.

Posted by Jennifer Stevens Snyder - centerville, IA - friend and coworker   August 21, 2015

Harold didn't have a single enemy. He always made people laugh and brighten their day. He was good to people. Who wouldn't miss Harold? I am very so sad to hear this news.

Posted by Greg Mattis - Albia, IA - ex co-worker   August 20, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to Harold's family

Posted by Brenda barber - Knoxville, IA - Acquaintance   August 20, 2015

Three men in my life that left a impact on me Harold was one of them he always thought if others first I couldn't have ask for a better man to come into my life he lit up a room but you could get him to blush so easy rip Harold love you ,you will always be in my heart

Posted by Madonna Mckinney - Unionville, MO - friend   August 20, 2015

Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your memories give you peace.

Posted by Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson    August 20, 2015

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Posted by Kara forsythe - Bloomfield, IA - coworker   August 20, 2015

I worked with Harold at Rubbermaid and Barkers he was a great man and I will miss him harassing me every day.RIP buddy

Posted by Bo Kaster - Friend   August 20, 2015

Harold was such a sweet man, fun to work with, and had a heart of gold. We will miss terribly. Rest in Peace my friend!

Posted by Lisa Cornelison - Unionville, MO - friend and co-worker   August 20, 2015