TOLEDO — Francis Matthew “Frank” Hayek, 58, of Toledo, died Friday, Jan. 5, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
He was born Sept. 16, 1959, in Marshalltown, son of Leonard and Lillian Posusta Hayek. On May 8, 1982, he married Sonia Reynolds at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
He graduated from North Tama High School in 1978. Frank was a custom woodworker and a Gelbvieh Cattleman. He was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown, and the Gelbvieh Association.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Daniel (Lauren) of Clutier, Seth of New York, N.Y., and Micah (Amici) of Nevada; three brothers, Eugene (Florence) of Phoenix, Norman (Doreen) of Kalispell, Mont., and Paul (Lisa) of West Des Moines; six sisters, Carolyn (Marvin) Bohnstengel of Clutier, Monica (Allen) Brezina of Johnston, Mary Kay (Terry) Boldt of Traer, Ramona (Mitch) Zimbeck of Hiawatha, Teresa Masker of Phoenix and Connie (John) Mahlstede of Marshalltown; a sister-in-law, Barb (Mitch) Wieben of Dysart; his mother-in-law, Betty Kuhl of Waterloo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.Preceding in death by: his parents; his brothers, Anthony “Tony,” and infant, Joseph; and his father-in-law, Bud Reynolds.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Tama, with burial in National Cemetery in rural Vining. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the church. Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family.Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown.
Frank loved his cattle, could fix anything, would help anyone and was always passing along his many talents. He enjoyed starting his mornings by reading his Bible and listening to sermons. Spending time with his family was his favorite pastime and he loved to have his beloved sons helping him on the farm.