MICHAEL HAYS

Michael

   Michael W. Hays, age 8, of Faribault, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 8, 2008 due to a cerebral hemorrhage at Childrenís Hospital, St. Paul.
   Funeral services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Richard L. Jorgensen officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Faribault.
   Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday, July 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. and at the church for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
   Michael William, the son of Tammy (and Josh) Southworth, was born August 16, 1999 in Faribault. He attended McKinley Elementary School, Owatonna and the last year at Jefferson Elementary School, Faribault where he completed the 2nd grade. He enjoyed playing soft pitch, soccer, skateboarding, bowling, trampoline and swimming. Michael loved being with his friends and talking on his cell phone. He was very active, loved life and everyone loved him.
   He is survived by his parents, Tammy and Josh of Faribault; grandparents, William D. Hays of Florida, Joanne Thronson of Owatonna, Bruce Thronson of Faribault, Jerry and Debbie Southworth of Faribault and Sandy Hunter of Faribault; great grandparents, Bob and Shirley Hunter of Faribault, Glorene Southworth of Faribault; aunts and uncles, Dan (and April) Hays of IN, Ryan Southworth of Minneapolis, Tracy Neudecker of Faribault and Sara (and Chad) DeVriendt of Minneapolis; cousins, Casey and Jacob Hays; a special great uncle, Conrad (and Denise) Miller of Aitkin; special friends, Tyler Kubinski, Darian Sammon and Logan Johnson; and many other relatives and friends.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
   


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Pat and Dr.,Jim
Email:
patmenaney@charter.net
Date:
Sunday September 28, 2008

Memories

A beautiful service! Loved the way the pastor invited the kids down in front to hear his talk. We loved Michael and will keep him in our hearts forever. You and Josh take care, and live your lives in tribute to Mike. You were just a wonderful mother to a wonderful boy. Love, Pat and Dr. Jim


Name:
Diane Ambroz
Email:
dambroz1@charter.net
Date:
Friday August 15, 2008

Memories

Michael, Happy Birthday in Heaven! We are all so sad that you will not be here for us to celebrate with you especially your mom but I know you will be watching over her on this special day for you and your mom's birthday. Each day is a challenge for her but Tracy and your grandma and all of us are taking good care of her. We love and miss you every day, Tyler and Darian talk about you alot. We send lots of hugs and kisses up to the heaven's for you today and every day! Watch over your mom and give her little whispers from time to time to let her know your ok and that she must go on for you and all of us here that love her. Love you, Grandma Diane


Name:
Dena & Chris Whillock
Email:
chris@woodcarverswarehouse.com
Date:
Saturday August 02, 2008

Memories

Tammy & Josh, We still don't know what to say .... such a shock. We are so sorry .... Dena & Chris Whillock Faribault


Name:
Rick Tonjum
Email:
bcproducts@charter.net
Date:
Thursday July 24, 2008

Memories

Dear Tammy & Josh, My deepest condolences goes out to you and your family! I never had the privilege of meeting the young man, but it is so apparent that Michael was a very special person. Having listened to the Funeral Services, it is so tragic that such a fine young gentlemen be taken away from his loved ones! We may not understand the Lord's purpose now, but I'm convinced he has big plans for Michael!! Tammy, you are a very special person and you sure did an extraordinary job as a mother raising Michael. Cherish the good times and remember he sincerely loved his mother!!!! You guys can always count on me if there is anything I can do to help you out, please ask! Friends Always, Rick


Name:
Joyce Ahlman
Email:
fjahlman@clear.lakes.com
Date:
Thursday July 17, 2008

Memories

Hi Tammy & Josh I periodically check the funeral homes websites as I don't get the local paper. What a shock to see your sweet son in the obits. My heart and prayers go out to you in your sorrow. Joyce Ahlman Holden Farms INC.


Name:
April Hays
Email:
aprildan01@aol.com
Date:
Tuesday July 15, 2008

Memories

Tammy, I wish I could change all this....I really do. You are in my thoughts always and Michael will truely be missed by all of us. We will charish the memories of our family sharing fun times with each other. I am also grateful that Casey got to bond with him a few summers ago. You are like a sister to me and I love you so much. I want you to know that I am always here for you. You and your mother have done so much for me and Dan. If you need me I am just a call away. Please stay strong! I wish I could just hug you and take all your pain away, but I know that isn't possible. You are in my prayers and I love you. Love, April


Name:
Bruce A Thronson
Email:
bthronson@charter.net
Date:
Monday July 14, 2008

Memories

Tammy, I miss Michael so much. I want to thank you for bringing Michael into my life. He has enriched my life and given so much to me...so much, more than words can say. There is such a huge void in my life, but he will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be in my heart and my thoughts. I have only wonderful, beautiful memories of him. I could not have asked for a more wonderful Grandson and after hearing all the wonderful things that people had to say about him, it made me proud that he was my Grandson. Natasha is also very sorry for your loss and thinking of you and praying for you, and sends her deepest sympathy. I wish that I could take all your pain away, but I cannot. Remember that I am always here for you and Josh, your Mom, Dad, Danny and April and the kids. You know that I loved him very much. Please take care of yourself, and remember all the people that love you and Michael. I am so sorry Tammy and thank you again for letting me part of his life, and letting him be such a wonderful part of my life. I love you Grandpa Bruce


Name:
Tom and Rose Kramer
Email:
trak221@charter.net
Date:
Sunday July 13, 2008

Memories

Tammy, you're in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. Angie told me about this awful tragedy. I'll have the sisters praying for you and the rest of your family as well. Lots of love, Tom and Rose


Name:
William Hays
Email:
whays2090@verizon.net
Date:
Saturday July 12, 2008

Memories

So very sad.


Name:
Joanne Thronson
Email:
thronson.joanne@mayo.edu
Date:
Friday July 11, 2008

Memories

My dearest daughter, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am that Michael's life was cut so short. I was with you through childbirth classes and there to see the birth of this little Angel. I know you are heartbroken and I can not begin to know how you feel - I just want you to know that I am here for you. I know you think Iím strong but this tragedy has shaken my inner core and I donít think I ever will recover. I loved Michael so much and if it wasnít for the two of you, I would not be here today. Even though I know you feel like you have no reason to go on, please know that there are many people that love you and we all will be there for you. I need you Ė you mean everything to me. Michael would want you to be strong and not give up. Love, Mom


Name:
Angie Lynch
Email:
Date:
Friday July 11, 2008

Memories

Tammy and Josh- My family and I are so sorry for the loss of your little man. I cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing right now, and cannot think of any words that could possibly make it better. My heart goes out to you and your family and all that were close to Mike. -Angie Lynch


Name:
Melissa & Tristian Knish
Email:
melissa.knish@yahoo.com
Date:
Friday July 11, 2008

Memories

Tammy and Josh, Tristian and I are so sorry for the loss of Michael. Michael was Tristian's best friend! And what an awesome best friend Michael was to Tristian. I am so glad that Tristian was able to see and spend time with Michael while he has been back in Minnesota visiting. tristian was so excited to call Michael and tell him he was coming back to visit and to let him know that he couldn't wait to see him!! Though we moved a thousand miles away Tristian never forgot about Michael but who could forget the lil' boy who was always laughing, smiling and always making sure that Tristian knew that he could beat him in wrestling even though Tristian was older and bigger then he was. He will always be remembered and have a spot in Tristian's heart. Michael was a beautiful child inside and out and you guys were great parents. Your son will be greatly missed by all who ever crossed paths with him.


Name:
Jennifer Petersen and family
Email:
jllembke2@hotmail.com
Date:
Friday July 11, 2008

Memories

Tammy,Josh,joanne,bruce and Bill. I would like to start out by saying i am deeply saddened by the loss of MIKEY. He was a huge part of our family and always will be.I remember making you paddle boat me around the lake to put you in labor and ever since then he has been a gift from god to your family and ours.We will miss him dearly but never forget what a beautiful caring loving little boy he was! I feel very honored to have been a part of his life. I love you Tammy and want you to know i will always be here for you and your family,our thoughts and prayers are with you always! love, Jennifer,Lance,Jordyn,Alexis,Piper and Lance Jr.


Name:
Tracy Sunde
Email:
Tsunde232@hotmail.com
Date:
Friday July 11, 2008

Memories

Tammy & Josh, I just want you both to know how much I love you and am so sorry for this terrible tradegy. I love Mikey so much and am grateful that I was able to be so close to him and to watch him through the years grow into a handsome little man. He was the happiest and most wonderful little boy who cherished you Tammy. You really gave him a wonderful life.. I will hold Michael close to my heart forever and will always remember all the wonderful times we had together.... Love Tracy,Chris, Tiffany & Darian


Name:
Becki Bender
Email:
bbend_56@hotmail.com
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

Tammy & Josh and family My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time of losing your son and Grandson. He was such a precious little boy and so happy whenever we saw him. Hold on to your memories of him and I am sure there are many of them. He will never be forgotten and will be missed greatly. God will give you the strength to get through all of this. Just ask for his help and also ask your friends. We are here for you. Al and Becki Bender


Name:
Tami Neudecker
Email:
tamineudecker@hotmail.com
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

Tammy and Josh-I just want you to know how heart broken we all are by the loss of Michael. Your son is truely the most amazing child that I have ever met. I enjoyed the times we got to go bowling with you all. My heart goes out to you and your family and I am deeply saddened. He will always be in our memories. Love Tami


Name:
Tami Neudecker
Email:
tamineudecker@hotmail.com
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

Tammy and Josh-I just want you to know how heart broken we all are by the loss of Michael. Your son is truely the most amazing child that I have ever met. I enjoyed the times we got to go bowling with you all. My heart goes out to you and your family and I am deeply saddened. He will always be in our memories. Love Tami


Name:
Dale and Stacey Koppedryer and girls
Email:
koppedryer.stacey@mayo.edu
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

Tammy and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. Please know that we love you. Micheal was such a sweet boy who could light up the room with his smile. He was blessed to have you as his family and you are blessed that he was part of yours. love, stacey, dale, sami and stefi


Name:
Vivian Hachfeld
Email:
dvhachfeld@gmail.com
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

As I read the paper this morning I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Michael's picture. I was his music teacher this past year at Jefferson and I really enjoyed having Michael in class. He was always happy and loved to participate-a great little musician! We will miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Dennis and Vivian Hachfeld


Name:
Jennifer Koziolek (1st Grade Teacher)
Email:
ajkoz@myclearwave.net
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My heart is saddened by the loss of Michael. Michael always had a smile on his face and such a positive outlook on life. His classmates thought the world of him - as did his teachers. I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know Michael in his short life. He is the reason I teach. I will forever miss him! God bless you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, tomorrow, and always!


Name:
nicole Maxwell
Email:
nicole746@hotmail.com
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

Michael was always such a delightful little boy. I remember all the days that I babsysat him and playing in the snow with him. I also remember him from when I subbed at Jefferson this past year. He was so helpful and caring. I am so sorry to hear about this. I am thinking of you all. Nicole


Name:
Jesse Lindsay (former preschool teacher)
Email:
lindsaykjm@yahoo.com
Date:
Thursday July 10, 2008

Memories

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Michael had such a spirit for life. He truely enjoyed everything that was put in front of him. He will always be remembered as a kind, loving boy.


Name:
Diane Ambroz
Email:
dambroz1@charter.net
Date:
Wednesday July 09, 2008

Memories

Tammy,Josh,Joanne and Bruce, Our hearts are truly broken for you and your family. We are all stunned and saddend by the loss of Michael. Tammy, you have always been my 4th daughter and Michael one of the grandchildren. Tyler, Darian and all of the kids are heartbroken and will miss him always. You are a great mother and it showed by what a wonderful boy he was! Please know Jennifer, Tracy and Allison as well as myself will ALWAYS be there for you and will we always keep Michael's memories alive! We love and miss you both!