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David (Laddie) Hayes - October 18, 2012

David Jay (Laddie) Hayes passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 due to respiratory failure.
David was born Oct. 31, 1923 in McCook, Neb. David proudly served in the U.S. Army fighting in the South Pacific during WWII.
Following the war, David married Charlotte Mary (O’Neil) Hayes of Wauneta, Neb. and they moved together to southern California.
David earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Charlotte and David ultimately settled in El Segundo, Calif. where they raised their family and resided for over 50 years.
David had a remarkable career in the Aerospace industry, primarily with the Garrett Corporation.
After David’s retirement, he enjoyed extravagant cruises with Charlotte and their friends. He was a very generous man who made contributions to the church, the VFW and other charities to help fellow servicemen.
David also loved spending time watching his grandchildren’s and UCLA sporting events.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; sons, David and John and granddaughter, Elizabeth.
David is survived by his sons, Randy, William and Brian; daughter-in-law, Mary; grandchildren, Lara, David, Kristin, Brian Jr. and George.
Funeral mass was held on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Imperial, Neb. with Father Bernard Lorenz officiating.
Organist was Mrs. Marcy Nesbitt and soloist was Mrs. Paulette Dillan.
Casketbearers were David Hayes, George Hayes, Randy Hayes, Brian Hayes, Jr., Bill Hayes and Brian Hayes, Sr.
Military rites were by V.F.W. Post #4688, Imperial, Neb.
His final resting place was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial, Neb. with the burial ceremony immediately following the funeral.
David, a beloved husband, father and grandfather is very much missed by his family and friends. His memory will remain in our hearts with everlasting love.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.