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Vance Hadorn

November 8, 1950 — October 8, 2016

Vance Hadorn 65, of rural Beattie, died Saturday, October 8, 2016. A funeral service was Saturday, October 22, at 11:15 a.m, at the Salem Lutheran Church, 2590 Navajo Rd., Axtell, KS. Burial will be in the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Vance was born November 8, 1950, at Marysville, the son of Dale and Irene Hadorn, Beattie. He grew up in Beattie and graduated in 1968 from Marysville High School where he was active in Future Farmers of America and played football as a linebacker. Vance loved to hunt and fish with his friends in Beattie and surrounding areas. He liked music, Kansas State sports, and Royals baseball. In 1969 he enlisted in the Navy and served four years stationed in San Diego, Sacramento, and on the USS Ticonderoga. He was married February 7, 1981 to Suzette Luckeroth for approximately 8 years. He attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1984 with a BA in Horticulture. After graduation he worked for Boething Treeland Farms in Lodi, California, and later for Earl May Nursery in Shenandoah, IA and Kansas City, and moved to his Beattie farm in 2012. He worked at Orscheln’s Farm supply in Marysville from 2013 to 2014. Vance enjoyed riding his motorcycle and joined the Viet Nam Vets/Legacy Vets motorcycle club in 2006 and was an active member. He had recently traveled to Colorado Springs with the group in September. Survivors include his brother Al Hadorn, Beattie, his sister Jessie Jean Hadorn Kiko, Carlsbad, CA, and one niece Melanie Taylor, Los Angeles, CA. A memorial fund has been established to Point Man International Ministries, who help PTSD patients thru the VA. Contributions may be sent on care of Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville, KS To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Vance Hadorn, please visit our flower store.


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