Hayden Schmautz Obituary, Death – We regrettably say goodbye to Hayden Schmautz, a lifelong citizen of Pierre, South Dakota, who passed away. We do so with heavy hearts. The community is in shock and disbelief over the news of his departure, and friends and family are trying to come to terms with the loss of a close friend.
To those who knew him, Hayden was not simply another resident; to them, he was a beloved friend who had a profound effect on everyone in his vicinity. One friend mirrored this idea, recalling their times together at the dartboard. Hayden was amused and charming in his appreciation of this friend’s darts prowess. Friendships are made and memories are made during times like this, and it’s obvious that Hayden’s presence made everyone who had the good fortune to know him feel warm and together.
One particularly clear recollection from last year’s St. Patty’s Day jumps out: Hayden ran over excitedly to tell everyone that he had shot better than average. Hayden’s companion remembers the contagious delight he had when he was trying to express his accomplishment. Moments such as this leave a grin on the faces of people who witnessed his victories and turn them into priceless memories.
As the community gathers to grieve the loss of a friend who was like family in many ways, the sense of loss is evident. Those closest to Hayden will feel a great loss in their hearts when he passes away because of their extraordinary closeness. The kind words of a buddy saying goodbye, telling him to “fly high” and “rest easy,” capture the anguish that has descended upon the neighborhood.
As we say our goodbyes, we are reminded of Hayden Schmautz for the relationships he built and the happiness he brought to people around him, in addition to his passion for darts and contagious excitement. May his soul continue to keep watch over the neighborhood he called home, and may he find eternal rest.