Dennis Hayes, 72 of Indian River, MI passed away on November 22, 2020 at Petoskey, MI. Dennis was born October 25, 1948 in Detroit, MI to William F. and Princess Margaret (Walter) Hayes. He grew up in St. Clair Shores and attended school at Central Michigan University for a Masters in Education. On August 13, 1971, Dennis married Karin Lafata in St. Clair Shores. He served in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1971. Dennis taught school for almost 48 years, 28 to retirement and then 20 years of substitute teaching. He loved connecting with the students and attending all the sports events and other activities the students were in. Dennis had 4 children: Paul (Angela) Hayes of Rockford, MI, Kelly (Tim) Scarborough of Fayetteville, GA, Sandy (Carlos) Bermudez of Clearwater, FL, and Charlie (Tonia) Hayes of Lake Forest, IL. He dearly loved his family and 17 Grandchildren: Lauren, Sara, Joshua, Ryan, Audrey, Alex, Kendall, Nicolas, Julia, Annaliese, Carlos, Maggie Lynn, Will, Anna, Matthew, Molly and Andrew.
The Rev. William C. Lawrence of the Grace Baptist Church will officiate at a private Family memorial service.
The family is served by the Stone Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Indian River.
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