Joseph A. Hays, 78, of Truro died August 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Special thanks to St. Croix Hospice and Dr. Dixie Harms. A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winterset with family present during this time. A Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 6 at the church followed by a luncheon. Burial will follow later that afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Hopeville Cemetery, Clarke County, Iowa. Memorials may be directed the AMVETS and the Special Olympics. Online condolences may be made to the family at