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Ralph James “Jim” Hadder, age 78, of Pompano Beach, Florida, formerly of Lakeview, Six Lakes, and Bostwick Lake, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Boulder Creek Assisted Living in Rockford, after a long battle with cancer.  The son of Ruth Livonia (Camp) & William Floyd Hadder, Jr., he was born on July 12, 1942 in Lakeview, Michigan, and was a graduate of Lakeview High School.

On November 23, 1960, in Charlevoix, Michigan, he married Madeline Ann Zaremba and together they raised two daughters and enjoyed over 60 years of marriage.  Jim was a truck driver most of his working years, retiring from Herman Miller in Zeeland.  He loved boating and his friends at the marina, as well as deer hunting and his deer camp friends, but most of all delighted in time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  and his beloved Bernese Mountain Dog and companion, Bruno.  Surviving are his wife, Madeline “Midge” Hadder;  their daughters, Angela Marie & Efren Gonzalez, and Laurie Ellen Marvin & Brad Franck;  four grandchildren, Nina & Jeb Schooley, Buddy & Alisha Gonzalez, Drew Marvin, and Olivia Marvin;  a great-granddaughter, Macey Marie Gonzalez;  two brothers, Bill Hadder, and David & Dar Hadder;  and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services are at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Coral Cemetery, just west of Coral on Kendaville Road, with Deacon John Falicki of St. John Paul II and Mary Queen of the Apostles Parishes officiating. The family invites you to share  a remembrance or story  at the end of the service.  A luncheon will be served immediately following the ceremony at Turk Lake Restaurant.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jim’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Rod Christensen on June 2, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Midge, Angel and Laurie, we cannot express how sorry we are hearing that Jim has passed. Although he is no longer in any pain or struggles, that doesn’t make up for the loss that you are feeling. I have so many fond memories with him that I will never forget. Hugs to you all.

  2. Betsy Davis on June 2, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    very sorry to hear about Jim. Lee and I enjoyed his company. He was one of the good guys’. Sincerely, Lee and Betsy Davis

  3. Bonnie Hadder on June 2, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Sorry. If it helps when Dick passed, no longer suffered, and he had such a peaceful look on his face I knew he was in heaven.

  4. Lori Earhart on June 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Midge and Angel, so very sorry for your loss. May all of your wonderful memories be of comfort to you.

  5. Ron & Carm Bailey on June 3, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Our deepest condolences! We’ll always remember Jim for his laughter, smile and his love for hunting. Such a nice man…hugs to you all. 🕊️

  6. Carl and Jane Large on June 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Midge, we are so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. We have lost track of you over the years, but got a glimpse of past years from his obituary. May God Bless and Keep You.

  7. Karla Sirrine on June 4, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Dear Friend,Midge,, I just returned last night from KY, and I see Jim passed away, I am so very sorry, I did not know he was battling Cancer, My daughter in KY has had Cancer twice,, first Breast and just had her 2nd surgery to treat (repair) her Colon Cancer, it is a terrible thing, I will grieve with you, for Jim. You will be in my prayers.

  8. Bonnie Reed on June 4, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Sorry to hear of your lost, many memories, great next door neighbors. Clay and Lynn also send their condolences.

  9. Jon Parlow on June 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Thinking of you all as you as you remember and celebrate Jim’s life…

  10. Bruce Ouding on June 5, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Had some great times running team with Jim at Herman Miller he was a great friend!!!

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