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Ron Hayden, 1952-2022
Ron Hayden, 1952-2022
Ron Hayden, 1952-2022

Ranger Ron (Ronald Ray) Hayden, rural Star Valley, completed his earthly journey on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 

Ron was born on January 25, 1952, to Ray and Darlene (Turk) Hayden. He married his high school sweetheart, Susie Paulson (Carol Sue) on June 19, 1971, and they had two sons, Robbie Ray and Steven Elden.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sue Hayden; sons, Rob, and Steve (Maggie); his grandkids, Wyni, Peter, Lena, Ray, and Elijah; sister, Judy (Wayne) Myhre; and all who he loved dearly.

Ron, a veteran, helped others and saved lives with a smile and a sense of humor. If you did not know Ron, then he succeeded by aiding and helping others and saving lives without fanfare.

A very special thanks to Dr. Paul Bergquist and Dr. John Farnen for helping him through the rough spots in his life’s journey.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Utica Lutheran Church. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, February 4, at Vosseteig Funeral Home in Gays Mills. Additional visitation was held Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Ron was laid to rest at the Gays Mills Cemetery. Military rites were provided by McCormick Rose Post 308 of Gays Mills and William Schoville Post 220, American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed at