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“I am sorry to read this news of Harold passing on, My thoughts go out to his family and all the auction friends that knew Harold, What a great Man...Read More »
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2 of 14 | Posted by: Amy Swank - Centerville, IA

“You'll be missed cousin. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: MaryAnn - Grinnell, IA - Cousin

“Harold was a great guy I worked with him at Rubbermaid. Harold will be missed by many. RIP buddy. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dave wendland - Mystic, IA

“Harold was the sweetest man, yes. When we were kids and came to stay at Aunt Vera's, I always got a great hug from Aunt Vera and Harold!! As we grew...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Sally and Norm Houser - IA

“Harold has been a friend for a long time to Demry Auction LLC and our Auction crowd. He was always such a kind and caring man. He will be missed. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Demry - Centerville, IA

“Harold was a sweet and great man,he had a heart of gold for everyone ,he was alot of fun and could always make me laugh I could remember the time we...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jennifer Stevens Snyder - IA

“Harold didn't have a single enemy. He always made people laugh and brighten their day. He was good to people. Who wouldn't miss Harold? I am very so...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Mattis - Albia, IA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Harold's family ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda barber - Knoxville, IA

“Three men in my life that left a impact on me Harold was one of them he always thought if others first I couldn't have ask for a better man to come...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Madonna Mckinney - Unionville, MO

“Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your memories give you peace. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson

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12 of 14 | Posted by: Kara forsythe - Bloomfield, IA

“I worked with Harold at Rubbermaid and Barkers he was a great man and I will miss him harassing me every day.RIP buddy ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bo Kaster - Friend

“Harold was such a sweet man, fun to work with, and had a heart of gold. We will miss terribly. Rest in Peace my friend! ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Cornelison - Unionville, MO

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Harold Eugene Hayes, age 64, of Centerville, passed away August 20, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

Harold was born November 11, 1950 in Centerville to Orville and Vera (Anderson) Hayes. He grew up and attended school in Centerville. Harold served his country in the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Carol Ramsey and to this union two children were born, Scott and Jason. They later separated.

Harold worked at Rubbermaid as a packer and a forklift operator. He was later employed at Barkers (Hill Phoenix) where he made refrigerators. Harold mentioned several times his co-workers were like family. He also enjoyed working Saturday nights at the Cincinnati auction house.

Harold's favorite pastime was going to auctions. He loved spending time outdoors, fishing, and in his younger years hunting and trapping. Harold especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Harold was a kind and giving person and will be missed by all,

He is survived by his children, Scott (Kim) Hayes of Moravia and Jason Hayes of Centerville; his grandchildren, Aliyah, Avery, and Wyatt Hayes all of Moravia, Joe and Anne Burton of Georgetown, Texas, and Max Hayes of Cedar Rapids; siblings, Tom (Janice) Hayes of Horn Lake, Mississippi, Richard Hayes of Centerville, Linda (Wayne) Paris of Moravia, Joyce (Norm) Vote of Melrose, Paul (Julie Redman) Hayes of Centerville, Laura (Ed) Ocker of Centerville, Janice (Ed) Grenko of Numa; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Bill) Hayes. Harold is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Vera; two brothers, Bill and LeRoy; a sister, Margaret, and nephew, Chad Paris.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with Reverend Jack Engle officiating. Burial with military rites provided by the Centerville American Legion will follow services at Haines Cemetery North of Centerville. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with Harold's family present from 5 to 8 p.m.
An open memorial has been established to Harold's family and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 South 18th Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared at