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Daniel Gordon Hadden lost his long battle with heart disease on April 26th, 2018. Dan had the warmest heart and was beloved by his family and friends. He was an amazing cook and expert card player who was known for his charming wit and ability to make anyone laugh.

A proud Yooper, you could often find Dan on an adventure in the woods camping, fishing or lighting a big ol’ bonfire.  Dan was a talented Nurse for many years at Bell Memorial Hospital where he used his talents to save many lives and put many families at ease.

Dan is survived by his soul mate and life partner who fought by his side to the very end Laurie Robinson and her son Phillip Robinson; his daughters, Summer Kanniainen-Hadden & Nickolas Grinwis and Autumn Kanniainen-Hadden & Ryan Tappy. Father, Steve Hadden, siblings; Dale ‘Chico’ Hadden, Delana Hadden, DeAnna Hadden. Nieces and Nephews: Stephanie Hadden, Aubrianna Hadden, William Reynolds and Stephen Hadden as well as many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Dan was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Louise Tikkanen.

Dan was a long term patient at Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids  and his family would like to thank them for their tireless care in prolonging their time with him. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made your local veterans home. Dan found great joy giving back to his local veterans. 

A memorial celebration of his life will occur on May 5th, 2018 from 4-7pm at the Ishpeming VFW Hall at 310 Bank Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Daniel’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: 

Arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care.


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  1. Laurie on May 1, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Oh babe, look at that smile. I miss you so. Thank you for being the love of my life. Unconditionally. Be at peace love, you fought so hard and I thank you for that.
    Forever in my heart

  2. Michelle Beaudin Sargent on May 1, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Our deepest sympathies Laurie and to Dans family!!! May the many many memories you have of Dan give you much comfort during this difficult time!!! May God bless and guide you
    Michelle and Scott Sargent

  3. Geer Family on May 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was an amazing person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. He will be missed.

  4. kathy nault on May 1, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    i will always remember the bon. fires after work, and don’t forget the beer thirty. you will be missed. Hugs and prayers to laurie during this time of sorrow and to the rest of dan’s family.

  5. Carla Bray on May 2, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I always enjoyed working with “Dan the Man”!! He was always super super funny and totally fun to be around. I’m glad I got to be with him and you too Laurie a few times out and about in your time together. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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