Joyce Eileen Hayes, 91 of LaCrosse, passed away December 1, 2022.  She was born November 12, 1931 in Monticello, IN to Louis and Eva (Marsh) Earle.  Joyce was a very kind, giving, and caring person.  But she was way more, a loving wife and mother to many children.  At a young age, she delivered bake goods for her mother.  Joyce worked in the LaCrosse pants factory and at the KOP assembling ammunition, while her husband was stationed in Korea.  She was a member of the LaCrosse United Methodist Church and served on many committees.  Joyce worked on the family farm and enjoyed baking for restaurants in the area.  At the age of 86 she retired from Wal-Mart, where she worked as a greeter for 15 years.  Joyce was well known for her spunky personality and will be truly missed by all the lives she touched.
On June 28, 1952 in LaCrosse, Joyce married Eugene Hayes who preceded her in death in 1998.  She is survived by her children, Ron Hayes, Dan (Terrie) Hayes, June (Jim) Sabuda, and Jim (Kris) Hayes; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Herbert; daughter, Janice Zawora;  one granddaughter; and one great granddaughter.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9:00-11:30 AM at the LaCrosse United Methodist Church 11 N. Indiana Ave., LaCrosse, with a Memorial Service beginning at 11:30 AM and dinner to follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


So sorry for your loss June Sabuda and family.  -Lori (Helton) Wray 

My deepest sympathy. Granny will be missed. Memories of Sunday family dinners and Grannies cooking will be for ever treasured. Love you Granny.  -Sheryl lHayes 

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Joyce Hayes. She was such a lovely lady. Respectfully, Norm and Joyce Welkie

We give our best regards hugs to you.  -Gena and don and Karl Carlson 

I’m sorry to hear about Joyce. I met her years ago and she helped me with a lot of good recipes and loved playing cards. She kept you in line but had a good laugh. She will be greatly missed and was loved by many.  -Nathan Donaldson 

Joyce had worked with my mother and step-father (Betsy and Richard Pote). She was always kind. We are very sorry for your loss.  Rose McCallister 


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