R I P – Walter “Bud” Hayes September 10, 1937 – July 10, 2006

Walter "Bud" Hayes

Walter “Bud” Hayes

Walter “Bud” Hayes passed away at 7 p.m. on Monday July 10th. He went peacefully and exactly where he wanted to be, in his humble home in the town he loved, Mendota, Illinois.

Many in Oak Park knew Bud from his days as proprietor of Hayes Coffees on Marion Street in Downtown Oak Park.  His friends and customers will miss him!

Walter’s children, Kathleen and Sean appreciate all of the love and friendship that you have shown to this great guy we called their DAD.

Memorial service were held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 4:00 pm at Merritt Funeral Home, in Mendota, Illinois (800 Monroe St. Mendota, Illinois –  815-539-7211).