Roger L. ‘Buster’ Hayes

Nov. 15, 1929 - May 7, 2008

Roger L. "Buster" Hayes of Waukesha, formerly of Milwaukee, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 78. He was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Lancaster, to Merle and Marcia (nee Leighty) Hayes.

On Sept. 4, 1952, he married the former Betty Sue Griffin at Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He had worked at American Motors and then worked for 30-plus years at Harley-Davidson before retiring.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Ronald (Maureen) Hayes of Milwaukee, Karen (Zaki) Abunegila of New Berlin and Mark (Tracey) Hayes of Dousman. He was the dear grandfather of Joseph Hayes, Jennifer (Nick) Lieb, Michael Hayes and Nicole Garland, and great-grandfather of Cameron Hayes and Emma Rose Lieb. He is further survived by his brother, Larry Hayes of Arlington, Va.; sister-in-law, Mammie Lou Kendrick of Evergreen, Ala.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Hayes, on March 29, 2008; sister, Eileen Kablitz; and brother, William Hayes.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Tuesday, May 13, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, with full military honors. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials in Roger’s name are appreciated to Odyssey Healthcare, 10150 W. National Ave., #200, Milwaukee, WI 53227, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.