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Obituary for Frederick "Fred" Frank Hadle

Frederick Frank Hadle, 85, Gardner, Kansas passed away Friday, May 20, 2022 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas.  Visitation will be 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111. Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kansas.  Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be left at

Fred was born on July 15, 1936 in Gardner, Kansas to Walter S. and Annie Belle (Harrington) Hadle.  He was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Gardner High School in 1954.  Fred worked for 30 years at Delco, Olathe, Kansas retiring in 1989. Farming was important to Fred, a job he worked at his entire life. Fred married Ruth Ann Hamilton on June 1, 1962 in Olathe, Kansas.  He was a member of the JOCO Fair, Johnson County Livestock Association, and Spring Hill Co-op.  Fred volunteered many hours guiding youth as the beef project leader for Prairie Star 4-H.   He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruth; siblings: Elsie Hadle, Agnes Shellhammer and Grace Giltner and a grandson.  He is survived by his daughter Janelle Sanders and husband Marcus, Paola, Kansas; his brother Henry S. Hadle and wife Judy, Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.