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Obituary: Haydn J. Rees

Sep 06, 2016 01:31PM ● Published by Jim

Haydn J. Rees

Haydn J. Rees, 89, of Fall River (township of Fountain Prairie) died on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Randolph.

Haydn was born the son of Daniel O. and Margaret E. (Jones) Rees on April 21, 1927 in at his family’s home in Fountain Prairie, WI.  He was a graduate of Columbus High School.  Haydn served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1950-1953.  He was married to Dorothy A. Janisch on October 3, 1959 in Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church in township of Otsego.  Haydn farmed with his family early in life.  He was then employed with Columbus Products and later with Rocky Flats in Colorado for eight years until his retirement.  

Haydn was member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation in Beaver Dam.  He enjoyed taking care of his yard and flowers.  He was an avid fisherman year round and enjoyed watching wildlife.  Haydn enjoyed spending time with his family and playing games.  

Haydn is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Fall River; his children: David (Terri) Rees of Rio, Eliot Rees of Fall River, Valerie Rees of Burleson, TX, Joyce (Robert) Staveness of Rio, Sheldon Rees of Black River Falls, Alwyn (Nina) Rees of Randolph, Roland (Leslie) Rees of Warner Robins, GA; 11 grandchildren: Kaylla  and Chance Adisek, Daryl, Rachel, and Bryce Staveness, Jacob Cassidy, Courtney and Connor Rees, Jeremy Mayberry, and Reaghan and Avery Rees; his siblings: Bella Rees of Fall River and Owen Rees of Juneau; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Miller.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus.  A visitation will also be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.  Interment will take place at Fountain Prairie Cemetery, township of Fountain Prairie, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses or the American Cancer Society.

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com

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