David B. Hayes

David B. Hayes, 67, of Elkhart passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home with his loving wife by his side. He was born on October 22, 1950 in Goshen to Ernest L. and Doris I. (Jessen) Hayes. He was married on February 14, 2004 in Elkhart to Rhonda S. Patterson.

He retired after 30 years with Elkhart Products. During that time, he served in many capacities but retired as sales manager. He attended Ball State University before graduating from Indiana State University. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving overseas at the end of the Vietnam War. He was a Free and Accepted Mason, belonging to the Kane Masonic Lodge #183 in Elkhart as well as a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. He enjoyed golfing, traveling with his wife and was a huge Notre Dame fan.

He is survived by his wife of Elkhart; five daughters, Kelley (Brian) Grafton of Crown Point; Megan (Ky-Anh) Nguyen of Australia; Kyla (Nate) Lengerich of Berne; Alyssa Neuenschwander; and Amber Neuenschwander (fiancé Ryan Gortney), both of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren, Helena, William, Charlotte, Lachlan, Noelle, Oliver, Hadley and Adalynn.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the 12:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, March 1 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart. His brothers of the Kane Masonic Lodge #183 will conduct a Masonic Service at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following services. Burial will be at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart where military honors will be rendered.

Memorials may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 C. R. 19, Bristol, IN 46507.

Arrangements provided by Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart. Online condolences may be made at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.