Paul Hayn, 94, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born on July 19, 1926 in South Bend, Indiana, he was the son of Jacob and Mabel (Rumsey) Hayn.
He attended Tyner High School graduating with the class of 1944. On January 18, 1947 he married Dorothy Pontius in Osceola, IN. She preceded him in death in 2015. They were married for 68 wonderful years.
Paul worked for Oliver’s in South Bend before he became a full-time dairy and grain farmer. He loved traveling the world with Dorothy and his favorite trip was to Australia and New Zealand. Paul and Dorothy built a house in Sebring, FL and wintered down there for 20 years. He enjoyed driving his tractor in the Blueberry Festival Parade. Although he enjoyed all of these things, nothing compared to spending time with his family at gatherings. He would want his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know how proud he was of them. He was a member of Pretty Lake United Methodist Church, and his church family was very important to him.
He is survived by his children: Earl (Brenda) Hayn of Pelion, SC; Deb (Dan) Martin of Plymouth; Cheryl (Ron) Humes of Argos; Ron (Julie) Hayn of Plymouth; Dale (Laurie) Hayn of Plymouth; Michelle (Vince) Hoffman of Culver; brother Donald Hayn of Argos; sister Mildred Kruse of FL; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, sisters: Helen, Mary, and Ruth, grandson Paul and a great-grandson Cody.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 11-1 pm at the Pretty Lake United Methodist Church, 8985 State Rd 17, Plymouth, IN 46563. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Tamara Boggs officiating.
Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Pretty Lake United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 266, Plymouth, IN 46563 or to Kindred Hospice, 1476 W. 18th Street, Rochester, IN 46975.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com
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Diana Twiss says
Dear Deb, Dan and all the Hayn family,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. When I think of him, I think of his smile above all else. No wonder he and your mom were married for 68 years. His smile and her laugh are etched in my memory. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all,
Dick Pontius. says
So sorry for your loss. The last time Dick talked to him he said he wanted to be with Dorothy .
Valna & Norm Stettler says
So sad to hear of Paul’s passing. We are lifting his whole family up in prayer. Treasure all of your wonderful memories. The Morris family and the Hayn family have been friends since our days at Trinity Church. I have always respected his knowledge of the Bible. He was a beloved member of PLT and will be greatly missed. Enjoy your heavenly reward Paul.
Judy Fluke says
To all the Hayn kids… you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. We all had great church families growing up and they all took care of us. I can remember getting into some troubles once in awhile and your dad treated me just like one of his own. He was always so happy to see me when I was home from Kentucky visiting my mom and dad. Sending many hugs and prayers from Ohio, and extra hug to Deb. Love you all.
Judy Fluke (Trump)
Jan Boos Houin Bean says
Sympathies to Paul’s loving family. Having known your family through my lifetime, I’ve seen what a loving and thoughtful family you are. Prayers of comfort at this time and in the future.
Rev. Mike Dixon says
The Hayn family.
Deb and I are sad to read about Pauls passing into his eternal home. I loved Paul and Dorothy as they opened their arms and welcomed my family into theirs and Pretty Lake Trinity Church family. Paul was a great witness to me on how to be a good Christian man. I know you all will miss him, but we all know Paul is home with Dorothy, plus the PLT Sunday school family having a party! Love, you all. Mike and Deb Dixon
Kevin chaney says
Our deepest condolences in the passing of your father. He was an honest hard working man. He can now reunite with your mom.
Jim and Cathy Phend says
Cheryl and family – our hearts go out to all of you on the loss of your wonderful father. I have such good memories of growing up knowing your family💖. Such peace knowing he lived such a full, well loved life.
LuJeane Olejniczak says
Deb, sending my sympathy for the passing of your dad. Losing those we love are never easy. Will be keeping you in my prayers.
Judy Newberg says
Deb, Dan and Hayn Family,
Your dad was blessed to have a family that loved him and cared for him just as he loved all of you. You will treasure all those memories and hold them close to your heart. Peace to his memory. Love and prayers.
Geoff and Cheryl scarberry says
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Hayn family. Paul and Dorothy were wonderful people. Very special people and a very special family.
Geoff and Cheryl Scarberry
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Your Dad was truly a kind man, with a loving heart.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
John Houin says
My condolences to the family.. Paul was an outstanding man and farmer!
James Houin says
Paul reflected a love of farming & tractors. Will miss seeing him in parades. Respected farmer & all around good person. You have our deepest symphony.
Jim & Linda Houin
Bomber Wickey says
Words are so inadequate at this time of such great sorrow. Know that your Dad is with God and all his angels, and he will watch over you always.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Bomber and Wickey
Viviana Gani says
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