George John Hayek Sr., 96, Elberon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Msgr. Stanley Hayek and Fr. Michael Mescher as concelebrants. Interment will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in rural Clutier. Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 20, from 3 - 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church with a Vigil Service at 6 p.m.
George was born on August 13, 1915, in rural Clutier, the son of Frank and Anna (Pokorny) Hayek.
On Nov. 27, 1939, he married Dorothy Nachazel at the Holy Trinity Church in rural Toledo. They had eight children together. She passed away June 10, 1975. On Dec. 28, 1977, he married Dorothy Hadacek Haack at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier.
George John Hayek Sr.
George was a life long farmer in the Clutier area. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama; Catholic Order of Foresters, and KD Lodge where he was a longtime secretary. George was an Iowa Master Pork Producer in 1952. He was formerly on the Elberon City Council and was a founding member of the Clutier Rural Fire Service.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Dorothy; three brothers; five sisters; and a son-in-law, Russell Hamer. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Elberon; eight children, Ron (Sue) Hayek, Reinbeck, George Jr. (Sandy) Hayek, Clutier, Marge (Bill) Wolf, Surprise, Az., Collette (Richard) Wiebbecke, Clutier, Mary Lou (Gary) Gorsh, Davenport, John (Betty) Hayek, Clutier, Rita (Steve) Amico, Las Vegas, Nev. and Kathy (Jay) Goulden, Cedar Falls; four step-children, Marc (Barbara) Haack, Iowa City, Bob (Alysa) Haack, Lincoln, Neb., John (Chris) Haack, Roswell, Ga. and Mary (Ron) Tiedemann, Blairstown; 29 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Msgr, Stan Hayek, Charles City, and Bernie (Rosie) Hayek, Cedar Rapids; one sister, Sr. Michelle Hayek, Wahoo, Neb.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial fund has been established.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is handling the arrangements.