Date of Death: January 3, 2018

Service Details

Howard’s services will be held at Hohner Funeral Home on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. funeral service with Pastor Robert Bartz officiating.

Internment will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Howard E. Hays, age 97, of Three Rivers, MI passed away at Grace Health Care Center on Wednesday, January 03, 2018. Howard was born April 12th, 1920 to Clarence and Alice (Pierce) Hay in Three Rivers, MI.

He worked as a Paper Mill Supervisor for Weyerhaeuser Corporation for over 40 years. He enjoyed golfing at Sauganash Golf Course and Bowling. In his spare time Howard loved to cane chairs. He was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Three Rivers American Legion Post #170. Most of all Howard loved his family especially his grand, great-grand, and great great-grandchildren

Howard is preceded in death by his wife Alberta Hay, four brothers: Richard, Allen, Roland, and Robert, and one granddaughter Janet Craig.

He leaves to cherish is memory his daughters: Dorothy (Walt) Woodbury of Three Rivers, MI and Barbara Beatty of Marshall, MI; sister: Joyce (Maynard) Rumsey; grandchildren: Charles (Sue) Beatty, Brett (Donna) Beatty, Greg (Kay) Trattles, Lynn (Scott) Turner, and Joseph Woodbury; great grandchildren: Gregory, Matthew, Andrew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Zachary, Jacob, Alec, Conner, and Erik; great great grandchildren: Isabella, Robert, and Eleanore.

Additional Information

Memorial Donations made in Howard’s memory may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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