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Kyle R Hayden

Kyle R Hayden

Kyle R. Hayden, age 30 of Durand, died unexpectedly from heart failure resulting in an automobile accident on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Kyle was born September 9, 1988 in Durand. He was the son of Randy and LuAnn (Ahlers) Hayden. He grew up in Durand and graduated from Durand High School in 2007. Kyle’s strong work ethic and willingness to help people led him to his jobs throughout his life. His jobs allowed him to spend time outdoors, which is what he liked most, including farming, driving truck, and prepping trailers for Dick’s RV. Kyle’s dedication and work ethic recently promoted him to manager at Dick’s RV in the camper prep facility. Kyle met the love of his life, Grace Johnson, at his 19th birthday party. They dated for several years while Grace was in college and during her senior year, Kyle proposed. Kyle and Grace were married on October 5, 2013 in Milwaukee. Together they raised a vibrant and full of life little girl. Grace and Kyle built their life around family and friends, working hard and sharing life together. Kyle was a committed member of the Durand Fire Department; he served the department and his fire family dutifully and in many capacities. It was his second family.

Kyle enjoyed playing sports, including varsity tennis, golfing, playing cards and fishing. Helping family and friends was important for Kyle. Whenever he was asked he was willing lend a hand, whether it be something on the farm, at a friend’s house, or projects at the fire station.

Kyle will always be remembered in the hearts of his wife; Grace, daughter; Nora, parents; Randy and LuAnn Hayden of Durand, brothers; Jeremy (Jodi) and Luke, both of Durand, parents-in-law; Jeff Johnson and Marie Hoven, both of Milwaukee, sister-in-law; Hannah Johnson of Milwaukee, three nieces; Jaelyn, Aurora and Dalilah Hayden, countless aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. He was also surrounded by a brotherhood of friends including the Bauer boys of 4C Dairy and his brothers and sisters at the Durand Fire Department. Although he left us too soon, he is now surrounded by his loved ones who have gone before him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to support Nora and her future. https://www.gofundme.com/kylehaydensfamilyfund?fbclid=IwAR1HaLy06LLaPW9IWVwxwdeAq3FOOi-O6GSpKGLb9rrgmlUdsKoUEI840Js

An open visitation will be held from 4:00PM-8:00PM Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. A close family and friends Celebration of Life and Time of Sharing will be held at 10:00AM Monday, May 2019 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand is serving the family


  1. Scott & June Baker

    To the Hayden family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all.

  2. Vincent

    Our deepest condolences for a brother lost. We mourn with and for him, his family and friends. Know that his brothers here at Gear Up and brothers around the globe have him, his brothers, sisters and the rest In our prayers.

  3. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God Bless you with the strength you will need in the days and months ahead

  4. Cindee and Kenneth Loos

    Extending our sincere condolences.

  5. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of Kyles Family and Friends!!

  6. Karla Clare

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Hayden family at this time, Kyle was a well liked man, and he will be missed by many, Karla, Eric and Tristan Clare

  7. Corey Binkowski

    My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time,Kyle was a wonderful young man I am very thankful that he worked for me part time for awhile an I got to know him.

  8. Johnnie Squires

    Worked with Kyle when he drove the Harley trucks every day and what a wonderful young man he was. Kyle was one of those people you looked forward to seeing and speaking with every day. May the family of this good and decent young man find peace knowing he is with God.

  9. Ron and Patti Webb

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you All! Love, Ron and Patti Webb

  10. Rene & Kevin King

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and many hearts he has touched. May you rest in peace and look down on your family and friends becoming their guardian angel.

  11. Vicki (Weiss) Teigen

    Randy and Luann, my thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. May God help you through this difficult time. Good Bless.

  12. Joshua Esquibel

    Randy, Luann and Dick RV. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Kyle Hayden. Such a young amazing Man, husband and father, i enjoyed getting to chat with him a month ago while i was visiting Dick RV. It is so hard to lose a young Man and child. I am truly sorry for your Loss. My families prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Irish Jade

    Grace, My heart is aching for you & your little angel. ????????????????

  14. Vicci Hutter Rosenberg

    So sorry to hear about the death of Kyle you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  15. Gary, Bri, and Becca DeBruyne

    Grace, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your entire family over your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers, may God rest his soul.

  16. Jim & Barb Henry

    So sorry for your loss. We can't imagine what you're going thru, but hope and pray that the many fond memories you hold help ease your pain during this difficult time.

  17. Ellsworth Fire Department

    Rest now my fallen brother
    Lay soft your suffering back
    Rest well and forever
    Your memory shall not lack
    Rest your tired hands
    Wipe clean your weary brow
    Rest with St. Florian
    Your spirit now endowed
    Rest here your breaking heart
    We know you gave your all
    Rest easy, you’ve done your part
    You’ve answered your last call
    Rest knowing that in god we sought
    Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
    Rest assured your troubled thought
    As we ring the final bell.

  18. Mary and Howard Martin

    Sorry for the loss of Kyle. We will remember him in our prayers. May he rest in peace.

  19. Ray n Vicky Breidung

    So sorry for your loss! May God give you the strengh and carry you thru your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless

  20. Valeria

    Grace, my prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Pam Hargrove

    Grace, my deepest sympathy to you and Nora for your loss. May his memories live on in your heart forever. May God give you strength and healing over the coming months and years. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

  22. Michael & Tricia Minturn

    We are so sorry your loss.

  23. Andrew Klevgard

    Our Deepest Condolences to all involved.
    Thoughts and Prayers headed to all.

  24. Irish Jade

    Grace, My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you & your little girl. My heart is breaking for you all.

  25. Elfriede sprague

    There are no words to express how sorry we are to hear of your families loss. He sounded like an amazing young man. We know he had a wonderful young family.

  26. David Lombardo

    Although i only met kyle recently teaching the haz mat class, he was a very pleasant young man to talk to, he showed a dedication to the Fire Service. I am sure his departure will be felt by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers go to his immediate family and Fire Department Family.

  27. Amy Robbins (Bechel)

    So very sorry for your loss....

  28. Mary and George Kanz

    Nora, Grace, LuAnn and Randy,
    We were so sorry to hear about Kyle. Please know
    you all are in our thoughts. Kyle sounded like a fine
    young man, and he left the world a better place because of all the good he did. You can all feel
    proud to have known such a good man.

  29. Patty Wayne

    Our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to your family.

  30. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for Your Loss,HUGS and PRAYERS Sent to You and Your Family, God Bless You All !!!!!!!

  31. Becky Bien-Jilek

    My very deepest sympathies to Kyle’s family. May your faith and the many wonderful memories with your son bring you solace in the upcoming days.

  32. alan chellevold

    So very sorry to hear this sad news. Our prayers and thoughts are with Grace, Nora and family. Blessings to all of you. "Auntie PJ" and Alan Chellevold

  33. Carol hunter

    My deepest sympathy to all of your family,prayers to all. God bless you.

  34. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to the Hayden family.

  35. Chris and Mike Lieffring

    So very sorry for your loss.

  36. Dorothy Host

    Grace and Nora my prayers are with you! So sad to lose the person you love...

  37. Randy Lauer

    Sending prayers and hugs to all the family and friends. God bless him.

  38. Ramona Carrier

    Grace, Nora, and the whole Hayden family

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kyle was a wonderful person and I remember the days of Casey, Tyrone, and Lina in high school. Mrs. Baier (Kendrick now) and I had the opportunity to do CT (Coffee Time) with them. This was set up with them when they were in high school when all they wanted to do was talk during a class. We promised them if they would not talk so much and get their work done, we would meet them for CT when they graduated from high school. They fulfilled their end of the deal and we gladly did our end of the deal.

    We too, are so proud of the guy Kyle came to be and his work he did for the community and his family. I am glad I had the chance to tell him that in person. My condolences to you all...

    Mona Carrier
    (Ironic that my "I am not a robot" thing was a math question before I submitted my message-that was the class Kyle was had with us when he was in high school)

  39. Bobbi Sedlmayr

    LouAnn and family
    You have my most heartfelt sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories you hold in your heart help you thru the coming days
    Bobbi Sedlmayr

  40. Mary and Lenny Jaworski

    Grace, you and your family have our heartfelt condolences and you are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

  41. Paula. Smith

    Randy and Luann so sorry for the loss of your son I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers

    Paula. Smith

  42. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the death of Kyle. It was a shock to hear the news and sadness for the family during this difficult time. Sympathy to the family and extended family during this time.

  43. Wendy Schofield

    Dear Luann, Randy, and Family... Kyle was such a sweet boy when I worked at Caddie and he was in Early Childhood! I loved spending time with him! So bright and happy! I knew he was going to grow up to be somebody special. Loved by many! I am heartbroken for all of you and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs. ♥️ May your wonderful memories of Kyle help ease your pain and sorrow in the days ahead.


    Grace, I cannot not imagine the pain from your loss. You are in my prayers. Love ya
    Jeanne & James

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