A memorial service will be held today, May 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Wilson Brothers Funeral Home in Carbon Hill.
Hyatt was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Gilbert and Louise (Gander) Hyatt. He studied to become a brother at the Divine Word Missionaries in Techny, Illinois, and upon leaving there graduated from Waunakee High School. He later settled and raised his family there. He retired after working for the University Hospital and Clinics after 20 years. For the last 11 years he has enjoyed wintering in Eldridge avoiding Wisconsin winters, and enjoying friends and family.
He walked faithfully with God counting his many blessings daily. He was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Columbus Clowns. He also enjoyed volunteering flipping burgers for the church festival, pancake breakfast and weekend rollerskating program. He enjoyed gardening/farming, midget and NASCAR races, RV camping, time with family and friends, and making fudge at Christmas. He never found a chocolate chip cookie he didn’t like.
His many blessings include his first love, Ruth of 31 years and his second first love, Kathy of 22 years and loved them both unconditionally. Also five children, Diane Kuehn (Bellevue, Nebraska), Judy (Michael) Heinrichs (Waunakee, Wisconsin), David (Joan) Hyatt Jr. (Waunakee, Wisconsin), Jean (Don) Droster (Madison, Wisconsin), and Richard Hyatt (Lodi, Wisconsin); two step-children, Stuart (Joan) Clifcorn (Madison, Wisconsin) and Denise (John) Higgins (Deerfield, Wisconsin); 14 grandchildren, Zach and Kyle (Meagan) Kuehn, Jenna (Mike) Wright, Jackson Heinrichs, David (Katherine) Hyatt, Jeremy Hyatt, Brandon Theobald, Genie Caraway (Steve), David Klinker, Cory and Amber Clifcorn, Nathan McCalister-Higgins, and Katie and Miles Higgins; and four great-grandchildren, Evelyn Mauk, Mickelia, Mya and David Hyatt Jr. He is also survived by his siblings Joe (Sue), Mary, Butch (Mary Lou), Tony (Sally) Hyatt; in-laws, Joan Hyatt, Mike Brymer, Clifford (Diane) Stark and Mary Ann Witt; many cousins and neices and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ruth; granddaughter, Ashley Hyatt; daughter-in-law, Linda Alread; brother, John Hyatt; and sister, Linda Hyatt.
You have been a solid brick in our lives Dear One. Your walk through life’s ups and downs has been a model for us all. You will be sorely missed but in our hearts forever and we love you so!
Wilson Brothers Funeral Home,
Carbon Hill: 205-924-4147