The Rev. Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek

The Rev. Monsignor Stanley Hayek

CLUTIER -- The Rev. Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek, 84, of Dubuque, died Friday, Nov. 10, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

He was born March 27, 1933, in Tama County, son of Frank and Anna Pokorny Hayek.

He graduated from Loras College and completed his theological studies at Mount St. Bernard Seminary, both in Dubuque. He received his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic Priesthood on Jan. 31, 1959. He was elevated to the ecclesiastical rank of Prelate of Honor with the title of the Reverend Monsignor on April 18, 1991.

After ordination, he was named associate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish, Protivin and Holy Cross Parish, Schley, 1959-61. Also during this time he was on the faculty of Rudolphinum High School, Protivin. He was on the faculty of Loras College, Dubuque, from 1961 to 1968 and 1969 to1970. He served as an associate pastor at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Dyersville, 1968-69, and at St. Columbkille Parish, 1970-71. In 1971, he became administrator of Holy Trinity Parish, Protivin and religious coordinator for the parishes in the Turkey Valley area. From 1976 to 1981, he served on the Team Ministry of St. John's, Waterloo/St. Nicholas, Evansdale. In 1981, he was named pastor at Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Dyersville and in 1982 was also appointed the executive coordinator of Beckman High School, Dyersville. In 1992, he was appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Charles City, where he served until he retired in 2003.

He served as Dean of the Dyersville Deanery, 1968-92 and Dean of the Charles City Deanery, 1992-97. He served a term on the Priest's Council and also a term on the Personnel Advisory Board for the Archdiocese of Dubuque and for over 35 years on the Saint Raphael Priest Fund Society Board of Directors/Priest Pension Plan Board of Trustees and over 25 years on the Archdiocesan Building Commission.

Survived by: a brother, Bernard (Roseann) of Cedar Rapids; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hayek of Iowa City and Bonnie Hayek of Traer; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers, George, Frank, Wesley, and Leonard; six sisters, Helen, Lillian, Sister Phyllis Ann N.D., Sister Michelle N.D., and twin sisters, Anna and Mary in infancy.

Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Catholic Relief Services or a charity of donor's choice.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tama, with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, rural Toledo. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Kruse-Phillips, Tama-Toledo, is in charge of arrangements.

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