Hayes, Kenneth Ralph, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle passed away Monday April 9, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Age 72 years. The son of the late Morgan and Anna (Schaeding) Hayes, Kenneth was born December 7, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Harriet K. Gilbert, his loving wife of 54 years, on December 21, 1957. She survives him. Ken retired from General Motors. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of National Wildlife Turkey Federation. Ken loved gardening and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending his summers in Hale, Michigan with his brother, Bill. Surviving besides his wife Harriet are three daughters and their spouses, Bambi and Greg Straebel, Saginaw; Heidi and Vince Chernich, Kawkawlin; Aimee Hayes and her fiancé, Joel Balitine, Nevada; nine grandchildren, Rachel (Nate), Jessica, Quaid, Briana, Alysa, Alexis, Trey, Cassidy, Cerise; one great-grandson, Jayce; his sister, Marion Poineau; two brothers, Durrell Hayes Sr. and Raymond (Billy) and Marge Hayes; his mother-in-law, Margaret Gilbert; several nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his grandson, V.J. and two brothers and one sister. Honoring Mr. Hayes wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Dr. Robert Emrich will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Thursday from noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to family wishes. www.snowfuneralhome.net