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John Hadel

John Hadel, 84 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, MO.

He was born August 9, 1939 in Kansas City, MO.

He is survived by Three Sons, Charlie (Kanina) Hadel of Gainesville, TX, Sam (Special Friend Donna Dolan) Hadel of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Joe (Shelly) Hadel of Ste. Genevieve, MO; Grandchildren, Zach, Jackson, Grace, Max, Katriel, Eva, Henry and Aubrey; Great Granddaughters, Haley, Mia, Kalia and Eliana.

He was preceded in death by Wife, Lucretia Ann (Houston) Hadel; Father, Joseph Hadel; Mother, Mary Elizabeth Hadel; four Brothers and Sisters.

Service will be at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00 am.

The Clergy will be Rev. Anthony Gerber.

Private burial was held at Valle Spring Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

Memorials can be made to Valle Schools.

He was a member of Church of Ste. Genevieve.  John worked for Boeing on the X-20 DynaSoar Project, and the Saturn V moon rocket (first stage) before working with McDonnel Douglas on the F-4 Phantom II, F-15 Eagle, F-18 Hornet, A-12 Avenger, YF-23 Widow, and F-22 Raptor projects until he retired.  John and his wife owned and operated Lucretia’s Restaurant with his family in Ste. Genevieve for 14 years.  John enjoyed photography, collecting coins, and traveling the world with his beloved wife, Ann.  He worked with the Foundation for Restoration in Ste. Genevieve and enjoyed playing tennis with dear friends and water skiing in his spare time.

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