Hayden G. Hummel, 27, of Muldoon, formerly Richmond, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 25, 2018.
Hayden was born in Richmond on March 5, 1990. He is a veteran of the United States Navy. He served on the USS Harry S. Truman as an aviation boatswain's Mate. Deployment activities included support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror. He was awarded the Navy "E" ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and attained the rank of E4 from E1 in less than one year. Friends and fellow service men and women remember him for his loyalty, dedication, and work ethic. He was proud of his service and worked to help himself and others who struggled with PTSD.
His hobbies include traveling, physical fitness, cooking and watching sports. Hayden was a high school athlete, playing football and running track at Foster High School in Richmond.
Hayden is preceded in death by grandparents, Fred Henry Holub, Sylvia Kresta Holub and William Hummel. He is survived by his mother, Tracie Holub; father, Stephen Hummel; stepfather, Jim Pfeil; grandmother, Nancy Alston Hummel; grandparents, Glen and Joyce Pfeil; brothers, Collin Hummel, Brandon Pfeil and Andrew Pfeil; sister-in-law, Caitlin Shine; nephew, Eamon Pfeil; aunts Jean Ferrell and Sharon Holub Pinebrook; and uncles William Pinebrook and Rusty Hummel.
Hayden's funeral service will be Monday, March 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha, Texas (821 FM 1295, Flatonia). Services will start with the rosary at 9:30 a.m. and the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow and there will be a gathering afterwards at the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, a request for donations to Texas VA Dogs; either by website VADogs.org in Hayden's name, or by check to: Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas, 601 N. Spur 100, Kerrville, TX 78028 Attn: In memory of Hayden G. Hummel.
And to our Hayden: 'Kembali Bung' (Until we come back to each other, brother).
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