Harlan Hayes

Died: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019

Friends May Call

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Location: United Methodist Church - Wapello

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Harlan Eugene Hayes, age 82, of Wapello, died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. The son of Oran Louis and Vera Marie Campbell Hayes, he was born on January 28, 1937 in Burlington. He married Barbara Fisher on December 23, 1961 at the Methodist Church in Wapello.

Harlan graduated from Wapello High School. He served in the Army Reserves. He was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed being out with his horses and cows on the family farm. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in sporting events and 4-H, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Green Bay Packers. He was an avid reader of history and enjoyed visiting with his many friends. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wapello and the I.O.O.F Louisa Lodge #19.  Harlan served on the Farmers Elevator Board for many years, the Louisa Mutual Insurance Board, and currently as the President of the Board at the State Bank of Wapello.

Harlan is survived by his wife Barbara; son, Brian & Tammy Hayes of Columbus Junction; daughter, Brenda & Jeff Runge of Monmouth, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Job Runge, Noah Runge, Nate & Kylee Hayes, Austin Hayes, and Jared Hayes; a great grandson, Kinnick; 2 nieces, Diane & Brad Thayer and Connie & Andy Millson both of Iowa City.

Harlan is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Elmer Dean & Rose Mary Hayes.

The funeral ceremony for Harlan Hayes will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Wapello with Pastor Linda Morris officiating. The family will meet with friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home

A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church and the Wapello Cemetery.

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Bob and Cathy Cowles
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Barb, Brian and family, Brenda and family. We are truly sorry for your loss. Harlan will be missed by many. He was a true gentleman. Bob and Cathy Cowles

Rick Smith
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
He was a good man sorry for your family's loss.

Terry and carol gillette
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Barbara and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Harlan. He was a good man, friend and neighbor and will be missed by all. He was so proud of his new youngen, horse, and invited us out several times but unfortunately we never made it out. So sorry about that. He will always hold a place in my heart, as do his parents, as they and you, Barb, made me feel welcome in Wapello 47+ years ago. So sorry.

Jean Bermel
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
Barb and family:

Prayers are with you and the family.

Mike and Shawn Wilke
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. His visits will be greatly missed.

Gene Arnold
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
Barb & Family:

I'm so very sorry for the loss of Harlan. I'm proud to have known him. In fact I believe my life was better for having met Harlan. He was truly inspirational and hard working. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. His visiting the nursing home and the residents was inspiring on many levels. I'm comforted in knowing we will meet again. Harlan was that special.

May God bless you all in your time of sorrow. I pray your fond memories will keep him alive in your hearts for the rest of your lives.

Gene Arnold

Robert Harkleroad
   Posted Thu February 14, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by R.G. Harkleroad.

My deepest sympathy to the Brian Hayes family for the loss of your cherished father and grandfather. Sincerely R.G. Harkleroad

Karen & Jim Woodworth
   Posted Thu February 14, 2019
We were so saddened to hear of Harlan's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family ďat this difficult time.

Gary Lane
   Posted Thu February 14, 2019
Mrs Hayes, Brian and family, From all of us at J.J. Nichting Co,you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of Harlan. Harlan has been a very good customer and always a pleasure to work with and most of all a great friend. He will be missed by all of us. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time. God Bless

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