Freeman J. Hayes, 84-year-old resident of Brainerd, Minn., formerly of Pierz, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at his home. Funeral services for Freeman J. Hayes will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Dale Siers officiating. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Military rites will be by the Little Falls VFW Post No. 1112. Friends may call Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.