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Mary Hayden - Departed on Jul 27, 2017 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mary Hayden - Departed on Jul 27, 2017 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Mary Hayden

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Oct 07, 1946

Died on Jul 27, 2017 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Mary Ann Hayden, 70, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born October 7, 1946 in Green Bay, daughter to the late Leonard and Mercedes (Kollman) Schwartz. She graduated from Green Bay East High School and worked for many years at Odd Fellow Home as a nurse’s aide. Mary has been with her lifelong companion and best friend, Bernie VandenAvond for 40 years.

Mary liked to go to the casino, enjoyed cooking, playing Yahtzee and Scrabble, and loved spending time with family, especially over the holidays.

She will be deeply missed by her children, John (Betty) Hayden, Weatherford, OK, Thom (Robert) Hayden, Daly City, CA; Sharon (Phil) Bell, Green Bay; Christine Wenzel, Green Bay; Carol (Debbie Wenzel) Pearson, Oconto Falls; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; longtime companion of 40 years, Bernie VandenAvond; Bernie’s children that she loved liked her own: Marge Williams, Sturgeon Bay; Chris Stahl, Kewaunee; Bernie (Madonna) VandenAvond, Algoma; Cheryl (Bill) Skiver, Green Bay; Scott VandenAvond, Milwaukee; 5 brothers and 1 sister: Jim (Joanne) Schwartz, Maine; Gary (Madeline) Schwartz, Green Bay; Butch (Patti) Schwartz, Luxemburg; Katie (Pete) Senn, Townsend; Tom Schwartz, Green Bay; and Rick Schwartz, Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by an infant son, Stevie Joe; sister-in-law, Karen Schwartz; and Bernie’s daughter, Wendy VandenAvond.

Family and friends may visit Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until the hour of Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be St. Hubert’s Cemetery, Town of Humboldt. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.


Funeral Home Service: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017, 7 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Eric Donaldson

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