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James Hayson

July 21, 1930 May 21, 2020
James Hayson
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Obituary for James Hayson

James Hayson, Jr., 89, of Ottawa, passed away on Thursday night, May 21, 2020 at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle.

Given current circumstances, private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Rev. Sherry Stevenson, of Crossbridge Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 33 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

James was born on July 21, 1930 in Ottawa to James Howard and Dorothy (Holloway) Hayson, Sr. He was a maintenance engineer and worked for Libbey-Owens Ford. James was a veteran of the US Army, and served during the Korean War. He married Ruth Rice on April 30, 1967. James was a member of Crossbridge Community Church and the American Legion Post 33. He enjoyed target shooting at the range and motorcycles. James always had a pet dog.

He is survived by a son Randel (Elizabeth) Hayson, of Grayslake, two grandchildren, Cormac James, and Norah Elise Hayson, and a brother, Charles (Carol) Hayson of LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth, on April 10, 1990, and four siblings, Virginia Hite, Geraldine Kurth, Donna Hayson, and David Hayson.

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Cemetery Details


Oakwood Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2405 Champlain St.
Ottawa, IL 61350

2405 Champlain St. Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

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