Wayne Haley
  • Born on: February 15, 1943
  • Departed on: January 15, 2021
  • Resided in: Burlington, IA

Wayne Haley

K. Wayne Haley, 77, of Burlington Iowa died peacefully at his home in Burlington on Friday, January 15, 2021.  He was beloved by his family and friends; he never knew a stranger.

Wayne was born February 15, 1943 in Burlington Iowa to Kenneth Haley Sr. and Dorothy (Mauthe) Haley.  He graduated from Sperry High School and took a semester of Junior college at SCC. He married Linda Lee Knotts on July 21, 1962.  He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad in the material department for 31 ½ years before retiring.  He was the secretary-treasurer for his local Union of the Transportation Communications International Union for many years.  He then worked doing deliveries for 11 years at Hy-Vee on Agency.  He enjoyed playing softball, bowling, fishing, and deer hunting.  Wayne was a big sports fan.  He followed the Dodgers, The Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears and Cubs.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Linda Haley, two sons:  Brian Haley (Julia Stogdill)  and Wayne Haley, both of Burlington Iowa; three daughters:  Carol (Mark) Parrish of Carman IL, Tina (Brian) Kelly, and Diana (Rick) McCannon, both of Burlington; 12 grandchildren: Bryant, Madisyn, Alexis, Katie, Makenna, Cameron, Courtney, Rachael, Marie, Michael, Brandon and Dustin; and 4 great grandchildren:  Wesley, Grayson, Lily, and Trevor; his three brothers:  Jack, Kenneth Jr, and Gary Haley.  He was proceeded in death by one daughter, Theresa Lynn Haley, his brother Jerry Haley, and his parents Kenneth Sr. and Dorothy Haley.

Iowa Cremations is caring for his arrangements. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family has decided to have a Celebration of Life at a future date to be announce later.
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