Vester A. Hays

December 27, 1936 - April 5, 2017
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Vester A. Hays, 80, of Belvidere, passed away, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Born December 27, 1936 in Bell Center, WI. Vester worked a number of various jobs throughout his life. He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship in Belvidere. Vester loved NASCAR, especially #48, Jimmie Johnson. He adored his dogs, Bashful and Missy.

Vester is loved and missed by his lifelong partner, Doris Hays; daughter, Christine (Sean) Hess; grandchildren, Mindy (Jonathan) Erickson, Sean Hess, Jr., and Damon Hess; great-granddaughters, Allison and Mackenzie; siblings, Clyde Hayes, Eldon Kelley, and Joyce Giddings; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and several siblings.

Services will be private. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Born: December 27, 1936
Died: April 5, 2017

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