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October 22, 1943 - September 24, 2020

In accordance with the current restrictions, the family wishes to have a celebration of life for Butch in the near future when his family and friends can all be together. To honor Butch’s love of nature and specifically bird and wildlife preservations, please consider gifts to his name to the Kalamazoo Audubon Society, the Kalamazoo Nature Center or a nature conservancy of your choosing, care of the funeral home.

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It wasn't that long ago it seems like that You were Jogging back and forth on YZ Avenue everyday !!!! Or we would drive by your house and see You out in Your Garden !!! Always a Very Busy Guy and always ready to stop and chat....... You will be Missed Very Much what a Great Neighbor You were . We both moved to the North side of Schoolcraft and would see each other at Meijers .....Our Prayers go out to the Entire Family.....You were a very Special Guy and now You will Be in Gods Garden and Busy helping him Everyday!!!! Our sympathy to Rose, Girls, and Grandchildren.....You are in our Prayers...... Cheryl & Gene Ehrhardt.........Daman & Eska's Parents.....

Posted by Gene & Cheryl Ehrhardt on September 27, 2020

I knew Butch a short time he was good man and loved his family so much He will always have a place in my heart

Posted by Bettie May on September 26, 2020

Leslie & Liv, We never saw your dad/grandpa without a big smile on his face. He seemed like someone who had a zest for life. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Posted by Mary Beckley-Clark on September 26, 2020

The Hayden Family will always have a special place in the hearts of the Michel Family, who were so lucky to have lived across the street from this beautiful family. Butch is a very sweet soul. He always had a smile and had a way of making one smile as well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew him as he will be missed. Rose and Family know that we carry you in our hearts and will keep you in prayers!

Posted by Jill (Michel) Jamison on September 25, 2020

To Rose, Leslie, Lisa, Amy, and families...we were saddened to hear about Mr. Hayden's death. We didn't see him often but whenever we did he always greeted you with a big smile and a hearty handshake. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that we are thinking of all of you at this time.

Posted by Al & Cindy Johansen on September 25, 2020

I worked with Butch when he was a road foreman in Detroit. We were both at Monroe yard getting a train out. After we got it out I notice that I had locked my keys in my truck. He drove me to my house to get my other set of keys and back to Monroe about a 40 mile round trip. He was one of the nicest managers I have ever work with.

Posted by Jim Jorgensen on September 24, 2020

One of the happiest guys I have ever met. He always had a smile and a story for ya. Even though we have moved away Butch always made time for our family. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to Rose and his daughters.

Posted by Anonymous on September 24, 2020

We are in shock and so very saddened about Butch’s death. We are so sorry for your loss! Butch was such a sweet, kind man and we so valued him and Rose as great neighbors when they lived in Schoolcraft.

Posted by Laraine Van Lopik on September 24, 2020

Dad, I miss you more than I can ever say. Thank for being the best dad ever. I love you with all my heart. Les

Posted by Leslie Hayden Ballentine on September 24, 2020