Vernon “Bud” Leonard Hadl

A special mass will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church at a later date for Vernon “Bud” Leonard Hadl, 75, Lawrence, KS. Vernon passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Bud was born on March 9, 1946, in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Leonard and Irene (Lutz) Hadl.

He graduated from Eudora High School in 1963. After graduation, he served in the US Army Reserves.

He was not only a life-long farmer, he also worked as a sheet metalist at Cloud Heating and Air Conditioning in Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas University.

He enjoyed woodworking and restoring and painting old tractors. He was an avid animal lover, who also enjoyed spending time with his family.

He married Mary Jo Frye on November 20, 1965, in Eudora, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Kevin Hadl, Kristina (Stephen) Hadl-Hurt; sisters, Shirley Steffen, Yvonne Hadl; grandchildren, Brandy Hadl, Justin Hurt, Amanda Brouhard; and three great-grandchildren.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bud’s name to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in Ottawa, KS or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

8 Condolences

  1. Joy Thompson on June 20, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Mary Jo so sorry to hear about Bud’s pass. my prayer and love to you and your family.

  2. Bob Kerr on June 21, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Mary Jo. I have fond memories of Bud and our youth. Life has taken us all on winding paths and showered us with his mercy. My prayers these days, many years removed, are that Bud is now in God’s loving arms.

  3. Bill and Betty Mackey on June 23, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Sorry to hear about Bud. Prayers for you and your family. R.I.P. Bud

  4. Susie (Schehrer) Trabant on June 24, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I went to Holy Family School with “Buddy”, as well as Eudora High School. I remember him as a quiet, and gentle soul. May God’s eternal light shine upon him.

  5. Lisa Eitner on June 25, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Dear Mary Jo and family,
    Sending you my sympathy and love.

  6. Mary Ann Bartz on June 25, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Thinking and praying for you and your family.

  7. Derek & Brenda Welsh on June 26, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about Bud’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Janice and Joe Arneson on June 29, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. May the many memories be with you through this very difficult time. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Leave a Condolence