Richard G. "Rick" Hayes
April 8, 1951 - March 25, 2019
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 3/30, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 3/30, 2:00 pm

Rick passed away peacefully at his cottage on March 25, 2019 at the age of 67. Rick was born in Chicago, IL on April 8, 1951 to Harold “Gil” and Marie (Sauter) Hayes. Rick was joined in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Pat Schweitzer on June 10, 1972. Rick proudly served his country in…

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Eric Nelson left a message on April 2, 2019:
Dear Hayes Family,

I wanted to express my sincere condolences. I was unaware of Rick's passing, but know that we had a beer in his honor in the Nelson house. The Hayes family was very involved in my growing up at High Cliff, you are all loved.

Love Eric and Kelly Nelson
Coeur D' Alene, Idaho
Colleen (Bero) Sponberg left a message on March 30, 2019:
Dear Pat & Family & Greg, Melissa, & Jeff,
I was so sad to hear of Rick's passing.
He was my 1st love, at the age of 7. We, Bero's,
have so many wonderful memories of our times with the Hayes. Please know that you all are in our hearts, thoughts & prayers. May God's love & peace surround you. Love, Colleen (Bero) Sponberg
Sharon Kay Beyer left a message on March 30, 2019:
God bless you, Angela and your entire family. You have my deepest sympathies.
Gene Lillge left a message on March 28, 2019:
My condolences to Pat and the family.
Laura Sheehy left a message on March 28, 2019:
My heart aches. for you all. A wonderful man taken too soon. Stay strong for each other. The pain of losing a parent does not get any easier. Time goes bye and you miss them every day. Big HUGS to you all
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Bill Stoeger left a message on March 28, 2019:
My deepest sympathy. Rick was one of the best people I've ever met. A good high school friend, a brave soldier, a good husband and father. I hope the fond memories and support from family and friends will help ease the pain of your loss.

Unfortunately, I am out of town and will not be able to attend his service.
Heather left a message on March 27, 2019:
So heart broken. This seems unreal. Love and prayers to all of you. He is forever loved and remembered
Mike Buss left a message on March 27, 2019:
I was saddened to hear of Rick's passing. Always enjoyed running in to him in Tipler, sharing a few stories and getting caught up. RIP SOLDIER!!!
Terri Welisek and Pete Verbecken left a message on March 27, 2019:
Put that spinnaker out and sail calm waters until we meet again my friend. A great man has passed and left in his wake a sea of sorrow. I always felt it an honor to spend time with him getting sailing advice or sharing a good laugh. Sail On Sailor.
Rick Theiss left a message on March 27, 2019:
Our deepest sympathies go out to your entire family. Our prayers are with you. I can’t believe we have lost a wonderful, great friend like Rick. Very, very saddened by his passing.
Rick & Karen
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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