Truman Hadoff
Truman Hadoff

Truman Ivan Hadoff, 89, of Whalan, died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

He was born Nov. 28, 1928, to Tom and Cora (Sveen) Hadoff in rural Whalan.

He graduated from Lanesboro High School and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for one year.

On Dec. 27, 1947, he married Betty Holmen of LeRoy.

They farmed with his father. He then became the postmaster in Whalan for a short time. When an opening came up he transferred and became the rural mail carrier. Along with being the mail carrier, he continued farming on his home farm. He retired in 1992.

As a young man, he enjoyed playing softball. He also loved to bowl. He bowled with a team from Lanesboro for many years and later bowled in Rushford. He also loved watching sports on television. He was a lifelong member of Whalan Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Betty of Whalan; his children, Karen (Jim) Draper of Lanesboro, Steven (Diane) Hadoff of Preston, Craig (Theresa) Hadoff of Albertville, Minn., and Todd Hadoff of Chatfield; his grandchildren, Stefanie (Gary), Brandon (Elizabeth), Brent (Karin), Bryan (Mallory), Jeremy (Angela), Kale and Madison; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Adah Fowler and Char (Sheldon) Gee and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Julie; his daughter-in-law, Carol; his sisters, Imogene, Genevieve, and an infant sister, Shirley and his brothers-in-law, Sam, Bob and Matt.

Funeral service was Friday, Jan. 12, at Whalan Lutheran Church. Burial is at the Whalan Lutheran Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.