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6/22/2012 4:00:00 AM
Eugene Joseph Hayman
Eugene Joseph Hayman
Eugene Joseph Hayman

Eugene Joseph Hayman, passed away with his family at his side at age 88 Saturday, June 16.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma; two sons, Tom and Mike (Wendy); two grandchildren, Chase and Cierra; one brother, Fred of Beverly Hills, Calif.; and one sister, Yvette of Zurich, Switzerland.

Gene was born and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland, and came with his family to the U.S., finishing high school in the state of New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, and was wounded in action in Italy. After the war, he graduated from Cornell University and Cornell Law School. While at Cornell, he met and married Norma.

He began his labor law career in New York City and later moved on to Connecticut and northern New York state, and finally to Milwaukee to join the Miller Brewing Company, becoming a vice president.

Later, he joined the law practice which was eventually named Lindner, Honzick, Marsack, Hayman and Walsh. For many years Gene was a volunteer for the Milwaukee Foundation, the National Ski Patrol and Independence First. He taught as an adjunct professor at UWM. While living in the Milwaukee area, he was a member of the Milwaukee Athletic Club, the Ozaukee Country Club and the Milwaukee Curling Club.

Gene loved the outdoor life and enjoyed his summer cottage in the Adirondacks while he lived in New York, and for the latter four decades of his life, his summer home in Lac du Flambeau. He loved water sports, was a lifetime skier, and later also became a curler.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon.

The memorial service will be held at the same location at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Independence First or the Wisconsin Humane Society, Ozaukee campus will be appreciated.

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