Harlan Hadler, 74A great man, Harlan James Hadler, 74, died at his home in downtown Minneapolis on September 15, 2009 due to natural causes.
A great man, Harlan James Hadler, 74, died at his home in downtown Minneapolis on September 15, 2009 due to natural causes.
Harlan, also known as “Harley” or “Dad,” was born July 24, 1935 south of Alberta to Alfred and Edna (Bahnsen) Hadler.
He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Alberta High School in 1953. He then enlisted in the Army on November 15, 1954. He was stationed in France and was involved in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on August 26, 1957.
Harlan was a very simple man. He definitely knew the value of the dollar and enjoyed clipping his coupons. He loved to play bridge, fish, read his Star Tribune newspaper, grow unbelievable gardens, working on the daily crossword puzzle, and dance with his soul mate, Twila. He was intelligent, talented and a handyman who could always find a practical way of fixing things. One of the many passions he had was lending a helping hand to anyone in need. He would drive all over the Twin Cities to provide rides for people who couldn’t drive for medical appointments and personal errands. Harlan was also extremely mischievous and enjoyed making people around him laugh with his witty jokes.
He is survived by his two daughters, Jennefer Hadler (Alexis James) of Minneapolis and Stephanie Hadler (Troy Barrett) of Alexandria; the “love of his life,” Twila Wharten; brother, Darrell Hadler (Vionne); sisters, Carol Hickman (George) and Joyce Schulz (Dennis). The mother of his daughters, Beatriz Hadler, was married January 20, 1982 until November 20, 1987.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Wallace Hadler; and parents, Alfred and Edna Hadler.
To send condolences to the family, please visit Anderson Funeral Home at www.andersonfuneral.net.
A private burial will be held at Fort Snelling Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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