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[July 07, 2008]  EMDEN -- Floyd Edward Hayes, 96, of Emden, recently of The Christian Village in Lincoln, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

There was also visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hayes ran Emden Hardware from 1944 until 2006. He was a schoolteacher from 1932 to 1944 in several rural Logan County schools, and he served as principal in Emden.

He was born March 27, 1912, in Tazewell County to Howard Anderson Hayes and Angelina Floyd Hayes. He married Etta McCormick on June 18, 1938. She preceded him in death on July 15, 1999.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (and Linda) Hayes of Emden and Stan Hayes of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Rita (and Jim) Pavlacic of Peoria; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold (and Virginia) Hayes of Emden; a sister-in-law, Harriet Spangler of Lincoln; and a daughter-in-law, Susanne Hayes of La Crosse, Wis.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Floyd Corliss Hayes, and two sisters, Marge Armstrong and Mildred Cozadd.

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He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday school for 27 years.

He was a devoted and loving father and grandfather with a strong faith and love of God.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Emden Fire and Rescue, or The Christian Village.

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