Alden H. Haynes, 89, of Bronson, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He was born June 10, 1922 in St. Joseph County, Michigan. As an infant he was adopted by John G. and Helen (Hyatt) Haynes and was raised in Branch County. On November 21, 1941 he married Fannie Whitt in Coldwater. She preceded him in death December 6, 2007.
Alden graduated from Coldwater High School in 1939. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and had been in a dance band at one time. He also played in the Bronson Community Band.
He worked at the Bronson Reel Company for 22 years, until the company relocated. He then worked at Branch County Bank (now called Century Bank & Trust) for 19 years before retiring. In retirement he served on the Branch County Jury Board.
Alden was a volunteer firefighter for 31 years with the Bronson Fire Department, a member of Mystic Lodge #141 and the First Congregational Church in Bronson. Alden had also been involved with committees for the Boy Scouts and the local United Fund.
He is survived by children: John A. (Martine) Haynes, and Deanna 'Dee' Kehoe, 4 grandchildren; John C. (Vanessa) Haynes, Heather (Dan) Keefer, Holly (Kevin) Lamb, Jolette (Brian) Thole, 7 great grandchildren; Heath, Hannah, Hayden, Aaron, Hope, Victoria, Jackson, his companion, Eva Ferguson and several nieces and nephews. Alden was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie, son-in-law, Don Kehoe, his parents and a sister.
Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater. Services will be Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Siler of First Congregational Church officiating. Interment will follow at Batavia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church or the Bronson Fire Department. You may leave an online tribute by visiting www.putnamfuneralhome.com
The family was assisted by Putnam Funeral Home 517/278-2311