Theodore Hayes

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Theodore Hayes

May 31, 1942 - November 14, 2017

Theodore Hayes, 75, of Cedar, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City. Ted was born on Sunday, May 31, 1942 in Dearborn, one of three children born to Theodore and Lydia (Donofrio) Hayes.
He married his wife Marjorie "Marge" (Vondehaar) in 1962. She preceded him in death on July 28, 2014.
Both Ted and Marge were teachers, but after a few years of teaching Ted began his own trucking business. Later they would own the Northern Lights Bar.
Ted enjoyed football and fantasy football, and in his early days he raced motorcycles competitively, including ice racing. Ted was a talented artist as well and enjoyed painting. Ted loved playing tennis and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Ted enjoyed his many friendships in the Cedar, Stuart, Florida, and the downriver community.
Ted's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Sue Both and her family for their friendship and love in caring for Ted.
Ted is survived by his son, Allen; his grandchildren, Cody, Kyle and Elliott; his sister, Mary Veoks; and brother, Joe Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marge; and his son, Anthony.
A family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Please share your memories of Ted by visiting his tribute page at
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on November 18, 2017
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