THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mary A. Hayden
Mary Ann (Schwartz) Hayden, 70, of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 27, 2017 at an area hospital.
Born Oct. 7, 1946 in Green Bay, to the late Leonard and Mercedes (Kollman) Schwartz, she graduated from Green Bay East High School and worked for many years at Odd Fellow Home as a nurse's aide. She was with her lifelong companion and best friend, Bernie VandenAvond for 40 years.
She enjoyed going to the casino, cooking and playing Yahtzee and Scrabble, but mostly loved time with family, especially over the holidays.
She is survived by five children, John (Betty) Hayden, Weatherford, Ok., Thom (Robert) Hayden, Daly City, Ca., Carol (Debbie Wenzel) Pearson, Oconto Falls and Sharon (Phil) Bell and Christine Wenzel, both of Green Bay; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; longtime companion of 40 years, Bernie VandenAvond and his children that she loved like her own, Marge Williams, Sturgeon Bay, Chris Stahl, Kewaunee, Bernie (Madonna) VandenAvond, Algoma, Cheryl (Bill) Skiver, Green Bay and Scott VandenAvond, Milwaukee; five brothers and a sister, Jim (Joanne) Schwartz, Maine, Gary (Madeline) Schwartz, Tom Schwartz and Rick Schwartz, all of Green Bay, Butch (Patti) Schwartz, Luxemburg and Katie (Pete) Senn, Townsend and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Stevie Joe; a sister-in-law, Karen Schwartz and Bernie's daughter, Wendy VandenAvond.
Family and friends may visit Proko Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay on Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 3 p.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Hubert's Cemetery in the Town of Humboldt.