Robert W. Hayes

Robert William Hayes, entered eternal peace on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Robert was born on April 17, 1928 to Andrew and Ann Lepien Hayes.

He was raised on his family farm and cherished the homestead his whole life. After graduating from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a business degree, he acquired a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Garrett Theological Seminary.

He married Elizabeth Eleanor Lamb on December 30, 1967 and together they raised three children, Andrew, Margaret and Jennifer.

For many years, he ran the family business, The Hayes Agency, which was founded in 1925 by his father, Andrew Frank Hayes. Robert loved adventures to cities and towns and enjoyed meeting new people. He appreciated the arts, especially singing, playing the piano and band and orchestra music.

Throughout his entire life, Robert held close to his heart a steadfast faith in the Lord and often read psalms and prayers to the family.

We will miss his joyous spirit and love of life. Robert passed away at his home on the lake; one of his most cherished spots on earth.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his son, Andrew (Lisa), his daughters, Margaret and Jennifer (Arup), his grandchildren, Isaac and Noah of Fond du Lac, Diba, Jaidev, Taj and Kai of New York. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his beloved Golden Retriever, Teddy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Juen and Marjorie and his brothers, Henry (Sam) and James.

Visitation:  Robert’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at St. Paul’s Cathedrals, 51 W. Division Street, Fond du Lac, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Service:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM, on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Very Reverend Brian Beno, Dean, and Deacon Michael Hackbarth will celebrate. Burial will take place in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Lomira.

Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.