Louis Hayward

Obituary of Louis Hayward

Louis Hayward, 35, of Iowa City, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 16th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where an informal time of sharing will begin at 1:30 p.m. Following this, everyone is invited to gather at the south shelter at Hickory Hill Park to continue to remember Louis and his love for the outdoors.

We remember Lewy for his love of the outdoors, farming, playing in the dirt, biking, Scrabble, costumes, music, comics, storytelling, adventures, and coming up with fantastical-if-risky business plans. He was a fan of Don Quixote and Thelonious Monk. He was incredibly generous and loved feeding and taking care of his friends, strangers, and anyone crossing his path who needed help. He volunteered after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the Crisis Center of Johnson County, and for Iowa River Clean-Up. He co-started an infoshop project in the Hall Mall and bike delivery service named Velocipede.

Lewy was very loved by all who were lucky enough to have him touch our lives.

His family includes his parents, Nona France and Scotty and Joan Hayward; siblings, Ethan Richeson, Mose Hayward, Seth Dudley (Monica), Megan Dudley, Jill Medina (Donis), Nesta Hayward (Grace), Nate Hayward, Ivy Miller (Greg) and Liberty Hayward. His relatives include his uncle, Chuck France (Cynthia) and their son, Nathan; uncle Lee Hayward (Kathy); aunt Zita Swindells (Geoff); uncle Jeff Stockwell; and friend Nicole Filloon of Coralville. Lewy was preceded in death by his grandparents and uncle Curt Hayward.

People wishing to make donations in Lewy’s name can direct them to the Johnson County Crisis Center.