Ethel M. Hayden, 95, formerly of the Town of Brunswick passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Dove Healthcare-West in Eau Claire.

Ethel was born on March 13, 1922 to Aloyis and Mary (Frueh) Ohnemus in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.  She married Leonard Hayden on November 23, 1940 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Ethel worked as a florist for many years at Minto’s Flower Shop.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, and spending time with her family.

Ethel is survived by her children, Mary (Sonny) Eckwright, Howard (Dolly) Hayden, Shirley (Duane) Gilbertson, Nancy (Ron) Spehle, and Roy Hayden; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Elaine Hansen; brother-in-law, Benny (Florence) Hayden; sister-in-laws, Ruth Hayden, Harriet Hayden, and Vivian Hayden; and many nieces and nephews.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Hayden and 4 siblings.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Father Tom Krieg officiating.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am up to the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service at Brunswick Cemetery. 


  1. Roy and Boys, sorry to hear of your mother passing ? Jeff and Jason so sorry about your grandma passing ?? my deepest sympathies are with you All! My heart is broken ?

  2. Blue Bloods Prayer

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields,
    and until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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