Marvin Hayden

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Marvin “Pete” Hayden, 93, of Belleville, IL, born August 17, 1930, in Hatfield, IN, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, IL.

Pete enjoyed playing games with family friend, Patty Carr, and loved shooting pool with his children, Timothy and Denise. He was very proud of the planting of his flowers.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Theresa Pearce; his parents, Raymond and Ida, nee Schwoeppe, Hayden; four siblings, Edward Hayden, Bernice Horn, Phyllis Young, and Margaret Harmon; and his former wife, Nettie “Elna”, nee Stilwell, Hayden.

Pete is survived by two sons and a daughter, Marvin E. (Sandra) Hayden, Jennifer Denise Hayden (Jonathan) Jacoby, and Timothy D. Hayden; four grandchildren, Derek (Breyanna) Pearce, Melissa (Ryan) Massey, Lauren (Ryan) Martin, and Austin (Jillian) Hayden; 15 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Betty Hayden.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


3 Comments on Marvin Hayden

Thomas Lee Buettner said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2024 at 12:14 AM

Denise, Tim, and Marvin - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your pop was a good guy. I have fond memories of when your mom and dad would organize neighborhood softball games. Please accept my sympathies. - Tom Buettner

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Joe Merriman said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2023 at 8:21 PM

RIP Pete, Coworker at the Chrysler Plants in Fenton Missouri for 45 years and long time friend. Rode to work with Pete in 1963 in his Plymouth Station Wagon like the Navy Fog Men as he picked us up one by one at 5am. Pete was deeply involved in the Chrysler Corporation from Evansville Indiana to Fenton Missouri until retirement. During retirement Pete was also involved in the retirement breakfast, Lunch, and golf gatherings with his sidekick Rich Grueter from Carlyle Illinois. They would drive 70 miles to our gatherings in Valley Park Missouri. Pete and Rich didn't play golf but that didn't stop them from coming to our golf outing and ride around in a golf and say hi to all the Chrysler retired golfers. I put together a little picture tribute video for Pete. RIP Pete:

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jack Oesterle,Jr. said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2023 at 11:15 AM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Mr. Hayden. I was associated with him @ Chrysler Fenton, Missouri Plant #1 South. He will be missed by us retirees @ Chrysler. Our sympathy To Denise & family! "May The Perpetual Light Shine Upon Pete" Mary Kay (Pope) & Jack Oesterle,Jr. Kirkwood, Missouri

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri

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