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Mr. Frederick Lee "Fred" Hayes

Mr. Frederick Lee "Fred" Hayes
  • September 17, 1946 - April 1, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • S.A.F.E Place
    P.O. Box 199
    Battle Creek, MI 49016

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“Fred was a wonderful man...he meant so much to so many of us. I will always remember his warm smile, sweet nature, and positive outlook on life. My...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Deana Spencer - Battle Creek, MI

“Still in shock. As I look back on every time I ran into Fred, all I can think is happy thoughts. He would always ask how our new house is coming...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Charlie Fulbright - Battle Creek, MI

“We will miss you-we already do-so much. Our dear friend. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn and Toby Rich-Haughey - MI

“R.I.P. My Friend! ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Strong - Battle Creek, MI

“There are many memories I have of Fred. Interested in history and culture I was always amazed at his recollections of the Battle Creek area and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ben Brown - Kalamazoo, MI

“What a sudden tragedy. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. I admired the way Fred stood by Terry during his time of illness. I only...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Shuler Harmon - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jim & Carolyn Meredith - FL

“You'll be finally at peace ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Cindy& Robin Hayes - Ceresco, MI

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Frederick Lee "Fred" Hayes, age 71, of Battle Creek passed away, Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was born in Albion, Michigan on September 17, 1946, the son of Frederick W. and Margaret (Curtis) Hayes. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School, and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Fred worked for many years with his family, who owned and operated Qualtek Inc. in Marshall. Fred was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Battle Creek where he enjoyed singing in the choir.

Fred is survived by his children, Tim (Marianne) Hayes of Glenview, IL and Katie (Chris) Richardson of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren Benjamin & Sophia Hayes, Brandon & Jacob Richardson; his brothers & sister, Sid, Mike, Robin (Cindy) Hayes and Peggy Milhoan; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his special friend, Terry Smith.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to S.A.F.E. Place of Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at