Per his wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Friends of St. Elizabeth's Hospital for their Mother/Child Department, 211 South 3rd St., Belleville, IL, 62220.
Laurence was born on Jan. 13, 1922, in Howard City, Mich., the son of Laurence W. and Freda A. Schanz Hayes. He married Muriel Bemis on Jan. 14, 1944. He later married Kathleen Erwin in 1972.
Laurence received his undergraduate degree as well as his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He did his internship while stationed at Great Lakes with the United States Navy. His residency was established at Lying-In Hospital in Chicago. He was captain in the Air Force and stationed at Scott Air Force Base.
Laurence practiced as an OB/GYN physician in Belleville, Ill., from 1954 to 1986. Practicing medicine was his greatest passion in life.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary Eileen (Dan) Schuder, Alton, Ill., Dr. Margaret Ann Hayes, Norwich, N.Y., Barbara Finan, Kirkwood, Mo., Mary Teresa (Jerry) DeWitt, Champaign, Ill., Kathleen Hayes, Moline, Dr. Nancy Hayes (Harley Peckham), Mt. Grove, Mo., Rosemary Manda, St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Bridget (Nelson Binggeli) Hayes, Atlanta, Ga., Virginia (Paul Sherman) Hayes, St. Louis, Mo., and Tracy (Jim) Carp; brothers, Dr. John T. (Marilyn) Hayes, Hilton Head, N.C., and Dr. Thomas P. (Geneva) Hayes, Evansville, Ind.; many grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.
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