Herman J. Haayer of Coon Lake Beach/Wyoming, Minnesota. Herman was born December 23, 1947 in Buffalo Center, Iowa and died peacefully at his home on September 23, 2006. He was employed in the Optical Department of WalMart, Forest Lake. Herman proudly served his country for six years in the United States Navy and fourteen years with the Minnesota National Guard. He was a long time member of Hope Free Lutheran Church, Coon Lake Beach where he served as a trustee for many years. He is preceded in death by his father, Herman Haayer; brothers, Harry, Gene Haayer; sister-in-law, Janine Gayken; niece, Jessica Gayken. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Pam; children, Jennifer (Roger) Brandel, Adam (Summer) Haayer, Molly Haayer; grandchildren, Mitchell, Madison, Megan, Marshall Brandel, Austin, Afton Haayer; mother, Margaret Haayer; brothers, Carl (Carolyn) Haayer, Marion (Barb) Haayer, Ron, Bruce Haayer; father and mother in law, Kenneth (Lois) Gayken; brothers in law, Rick (Julie) Gayken, Ron Gayken, Mark (Marcia) Gayken; many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at Hope Free Lutheran Church, 18300 Lexington Avenue, Coon Lake Beach.
The Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on 9/25/2006.