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Connie Hayden

Obituary of Connie Hayden

ROCK FALLS-Connie E. Hayden, 71, of Rock Falls, died Friday, November 8, 2019 at his home. 

     Connie was born July 1, 1948 in Sterling, the son of Leroy and Grace (Zigler) Hayden. He married Val Hayden on November 18, 1995 in Sterling. Connie was a second generation owner and operator of Rock River Rides since 1955.

     Survivors include his wife, Val of Rock Falls; two daughters, Mary (Darin) DeHaan of Oregon and Charlie Hayden of Sterling; one son Chad (Jennifer) Hayden of Sterling; two sisters, Carole Lewis of Rock Falls and Barbara Lamb of Rock Falls; seven grandchildren that he loved dearly, Luke Carber, Cash Carber, Beau Carber, Alli Carber, Ryanne DeHaan, Breanna DeHaan and Devin DeHaan.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brother-in-laws J.D. Lewis, and Wayne Lamb.

      Celebration of life gathering will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Froggy’s Bar and Grill, 215 West 2nd Street in Rock Falls. Cremation rites have been accorded.

     In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

     Condolences may be sent to


Celebration of Life

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Froggy's Bar and Grill
215 West 2nd Street
Rock Falls, Illinois, United States