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David ‘Laddie’ Hayes - May 12, 2012

David Jay (Laddie) Hayes passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, due to respiratory failure.
David was born Oct. 31, 1923, in McCook, Neb.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army, fighting in the South Pacific during WWII.
Following the war, David married Charlotte Mary O’Neil of Wauneta, Neb., and they moved together to Southern California.
David earned a bachelor of science degree in Business from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Charlotte and David ultimately settled in El Segundo, Calif., where they raised their family and resided for over 50 years.
David had a remarkable career in the Aerospace industry, primarily with the Garrett Corporation.
After David’s retirement, he enjoyed extravagant cruises with Charlotte and their friends. He was a very generous man who made contributions to the church, the VFW and other charities to help fellow servicemen.
David also loved spending time watching his grandchildren’s and UCLA sporting events.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; sons, David and John and granddaughter Elizabeth.
David is survived by his sons, Randy, William and Brian; daughter-in-law Mary; grandchildren, Lara, David, Kristin, Brian Jr. and George.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Imperial, Neb. His final resting place was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial with the burial ceremony immediately following the funeral.
David, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, is very much missed by his family and friends. His memory will remain in their hearts with everlasting love.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.