Bruce R. Hayes, 74, of Burlington, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 at his home.

Bruce was born in Chicago, on Jan. 14, 1948, to Robert and Maxine (nee Mattox) Hayes. His early life was spent in Southeast Wisconsin, Genoa City and Lake Geneva and he graduated from Elkhorn High School. He served in the US Army from 1969 until 1972, with one year in Vietnam and then Germany. He was a resident of Burlington since 1974.

Bruce worked as a mechanic for Nestle and was a former member of IAMAW #1493. He enjoyed traveling, breakfast at Town Fryer and collecting things.

Bruce is survived by his niece Caitlyn (Shawn) Dunphy, nephew Jeff Allen, and two great nieces H Due and Isabella Dunphy. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mark Hayes, sister Barbara Peterson and brother-in-law Richard Peterson.

The family would like to thank his friends, Carol Lehsten and Julie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aurora Medical Center in Burlington.

Graveside services with full Military Honors will take place July 3, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit

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