Wyatt V. Hadorn, 62, of rural Augusta passed away suddenly and very unexpectedly at his home early Saturday morning, August 17, 2019.
Wyatt Valint Hadorn was born October 20, 1956 in Beloit, the son of Valint “Bud” and Lillian (Luedtke) Hadorn. In 1958, before his 2nd. birthday the family moved back to northern Wisconsin and settled in Ludington Township. Wyatt was baptized on Christmas day of 1956 and confirmed on May 30, 1971, both at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ludington. He started at White Country School before attending Augusta Elementary School and graduating from Augusta High School in 1975. While recuperating after back surgery shortly after his graduation, he enjoyed working as a teacher’s aid in Augusta. He then moved to South Dakota where he worked construction and eventually returned back to the area where he drove truck with Jeff Buchholz and then for his father-in-law, Bill Sieg. He had also worked for Mike Papenfuss at the Augusta Feed Mill before taking a position in 1987 with Bush Brothers Canning Company in Augusta, where he worked on the line and then in maintenance. Since retiring 5 years ago he had worked in the wiring and quality control departments at Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo.
Wyatt was united in marriage to Sharon Sieg on June 21, 1980, at the United Methodist Church in Augusta. The couple lived all their married life in Augusta where they raised their 2 children. Since 2015 he had lived back in Ludington Township with Susan Mansur.
From an early age Wyatt had always loved animals, his dogs, horse, donkey and especially Caramel, the cow he showed at the Eau Claire County 4-H Fairs with the Sugar Bush 4-H Club. If you knew Wyatt you were well aware of his love for engines. In addition to his full time job he had also owned and operated a small engine repair shop. He loved motorcycles and in earlier years enjoyed motorcycle hill climbing. Another favorite pastime was working on snowmobiles, especially the vintage sleds which he also raced. With an interest in flying he achieved his goal when he attained his private pilot’s licenses, he was a member and flown with the Strum Champ Flying Club, and since 1995 never missed attending with family and friends the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh.
Wyatt will be dearly missed by so many and especially by his children, Charity Maland of Augusta, Chad Hadorn of Chippewa Falls; 2 grandson, Kasey and Tristan Maland, and soon to be born his 3rd grandson; parents, Bud and Lillian Hadorn of Augusta; 3 sisters, Deborah (Ray) Peterson of Fall Creek, Rebecca (Glenn) Peterlik of Chippewa Falls, Susan Luedtke of Augusta; 3 brothers, Jeff (Letecia Papke) Hadorn of Eau Claire, Allen Hadorn of Augusta, Danny Luedtke of Eau Claire; life partner Susan Mansur of Augusta; godmother Margaret Hadorn; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many very close and beloved friends.
Wyatt was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry Luedtke, Phyllis (Hobart) Jungerberg, William and Elfa Hadorn; godfather Ernie Hadorn; and special friend Jeff Buchholz.
A visitation will be held Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ludington Township, (E19675 State Road 27, Fall Creek, WI), where a memorial service will be held at 4p.m. at the church.
Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.
The family is assisted by the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com .