Irwin L. Haynes died on Friday, May 11, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester at the age of 88 years. Visitation will be on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in St. James. Memorial Services will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in St. James with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Irwin LeRoy Haynes was born on December 4, 1923, the son of C.M. and Bertha (Perkins) Haynes. He graduated from Madelia Public High School in 1941. Irwin spent one year at National School in Los Angeles, Cal. for automotive and diesel repair. He completed the course with perfect attendance and perfect grades. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy on December 13, 1944 and was honorably discharged on July 8, 1946. Irwin was united in marriage to Gladys Berndt on March 18, 1951 at the St. James Presbyterian Church. He was active in his community and was a 25-year member of the St. James Fire Department.
He is survived by his children, Alyce and husband Robert Collins of St. James, and Myron and wife Kathy Haynes of Oakdale; two grandchildren, Scott, and Dawn and her husband Jeremy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Gladys in March of 2009; daughter, Diane Haynes Malmgren in 1992; brothers, Jean and his wife Nina Haynes, and Franklin and his wife Lorraine Haynes; and a sister, M. Lorene and her husband John Arnold.