To the family of Dennis Hayden:
Sorry to hear Dennis Hayden had passed away. He was the very first mechanic I had, and he would walk in and buy coffee and donuts at the grocery store I used to work at 30-35 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nathan P. Meeker DURANT, Iowa - Nathan P. Meeker, 8, Durant, a resident of Hills and Dales Residential Center, Dubuque, died Friday, January 22, 2010, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Durant. The Rev. Gaylor Nelson will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Sue Voss and vocalist Henry Bentley. Serving as casket bearers will be his uncles, Michael Schuett, Clayton Schuett, Daniel Schuett and Jerry Podaril. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Nathan's aunts and cousins. Burial will take place in Durant Cemetery, Durant. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant and one hour prior to the service, Church. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Nathan Meeker memorial fund in his memory. Nathan was born August 24, 2001, the son of Patrick and Lisa Schuett Meeker, Davenport. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Durant. He enjoyed listening to music and hanging out with his friends and family. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his parents, Patrick and Lisa Meeker of Durant; his sisters, Kayla and Laura Meeker, both of Durant; his grandparents, David and Marcia Schuett of Durant and Gary and Merna Meeker of Davenport; his great-grandmothers Luetta Koberg of Davenport, and Alene Brill of Mount Pleasant; and his great-grandfather Wayne Meeker of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Harold and Eleanor Schuett, Clarence Koberg, Juanita Meeker and Dr. A.L. Brill.
To the family of Dennis Hayden:
We are from Le Roy. My maiden name was Smith. We are so sorry for your loss. May all your good memories help you. Cedric got to know Dennis at the gas station. God bless.
I can not tell you how well-respected by his colleagues and the students of Jefferson Elementary School Denny was. The affection he held for the students in particular was unwavering. He was always willing to go out of his way to help a child open a stuck locker, reach something high on a shelf, comfort a frustrated student or just engage in conversation with them. His calm and loving demeanor extended to his co-workers. I never saw him angry or sad. He was never in too much of a hurry to stop and chat and his sense of humor was so engaging. He was knowledgable in many areas and was, himself, a teacher in that regard.
There are certain people who " leave footprints on your heart " and Denny was one of those.
If making a difference in peoples' lives make a successful life, Denny lived one.
He will be missed but remembered by so many, many people.
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I worked with Denny at Jefferson, and he was so generous, kind, and always had a smile on his face. He was a friend to all- children and adults. The world is a better place because of Denny.
Sorry for your loss Sheri, my prayers are with you and your family.
Sorry to hear about Denny. I always had the best time staying at the Hayden's and will never forget those times. Thoughts and prayers to you Sheri and Kim and your families.
I was so sorry to read that your husband passed Sherry, he sounded like a wonderful father, husband and friend. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Im so sorry for your loss, god bless
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