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Michael Gerald Hayes

Michael Gerald Hayes Michael Gerald Hayes passed away on Sunday May 5, 2019 at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas.

Gerald was born on Oct. 4, 1938 in Vermillion, Kansas to Michael “Mick” and Mary (Spicher) Hayes. He graduated from Lillis High School in 1957 and attended Stevenson Trade School in Kansas City , MO in 1959. He worked as an auto body repairman until his retirement in 2014.

He married Carolyn Ekstrum in 1966, they later divorced. In 1982, he married Ellen Ekstrum and later divorced.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by four brothers: John W. “Jack” (Christy) Hayes, Manhattan, KS; James P. “Pat” (Nancy) Hayes, Lyons, KS; Thomas E. “Tom” (Delores) Hayes, Grand Island, NE; Edward J. “Ed” (Percy) Hayes, Mountain Home, ID and one sister: Mary Ann (David) Richardson, Marysville, KS and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside Services will be held at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Lillis, KS on Thursday May 16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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