Vionne Mae (Kloos) Hadler was born on March 3, 1940, to Daniel and Frieda (DeVries) Kloos on a farm in Grant County, MN. She attended high school in Herman, MN and graduated in 1958. Vionne had three brothers and one sister who she helped raise and is remembered as being the matriarch of the family.
Vionne moved to Minneapolis, MN and worked in the office at JCPenney on Lake Calhoun. She met Darrell in high school, but they reconnected while she was living in Minneapolis and in Vionne’s words “the rest was history”. They were united in marriage on July 30, 1960, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Herman, MN. They were blessed with three children, Wayne, Gary, and Michelle. They farmed and raised their children west of Donnelly, MN for several years and stayed on that farm-site until 2013 when the couple moved to Lake Rachel. Vionne worked in the office at Henry’s Foods and then spent the rest of her career as a nursing assistant at the Villa in Morris, Steven’s Community Medical Center, and then retired from Bethany Home in Alexandria, MN.
Vionne was an extremely patient and involved wife, mother and grandmother. She was full of life and had many interests and passions. She loved to laugh and was always smiling. She liked to dress up as a joke and sometimes pulled pranks. Vionne enjoyed fishing, flowers, going to lunch and visiting on the phone with her friends, relaxing at the lake place, and watching the birds. She loved to read, go on walks, do crossword puzzles, and watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Vionne was always watching the Twins and Vikings and knew Gary would be watching the games too and she would always call to converse with him about the highlights. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and great grandson. Vionne loved hearing stories about her grandchildren and loved telling stories about them just as much. She was known to be a caring host who always had a meal cooked for visitors. She loved to travel and had special memories of her trips to Medora, ND, the Canadian Rockies, Australia Florida, and Alaska. She was a member of the Alexandria Covenant Church and was a firm believer in Jesus Christ. Vionne enjoyed church and doing Bible studies, even on Zoom after Covid until her health prevented it. She always put others before herself and was extremely selfless. She knew just about everybody and everybody that knew her loved her. Vionne was a wonderful neighbor and her co- workers remember her as being hard working, having the greatest giggle and a wonderful sense of humor. She will be dearly missed.
Vionne Mae (Kloos) Hadler died on Friday, April 21, 2023 at Bethel Manor at the age of 83. She is survived by her children, Gary (Beckie) Hadler and Michelle Van Den Broeke; grandchildren, Kyle Hadler, Matthew and Tyler Hadler, Anna and Emily Hadler, Sarah (fiancé, JJ) and Cory (Libby) Van Den Broeke; great grandson, Jack Van Den Broeke; and in-laws, Helen and Joanne Kloos, David Connor, and Joyce Schultz. Vionne is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darrell Hadler; son, Wayne Hadler; brothers, Larry, Vern, and Don Kloos; and sister, Dorothy Connor.
A memorial service and meal will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Alexandria Covenant Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private burial will follow at a later date at Summit Cemetery in Morris.