James E. Hader, 87

James E. Hader, 87, of Hartford passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on March 31, 2010.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1922, to Fred and Margaret Hader and resided in Hartford his entire life. After graduating from Hartford Union High School, he served for two years in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. He has been a member of the American Legion Post 19 for 60 years. James began his career as a teller with the First National Bank of Hartford in 1945. In 1963, he became the assistant cashier. Later, he held various offices on his way to become the bank’s president in 1969. He served as president of the First National Bank until his retirement in November of 1985. James later became chairman of the Board of Directors from 1986 until his retirement from the board in 2002. James was instrumental in keeping the bank independent and assisting in the planning of the current bank building.

James was known as a quiet man whose actions on behalf of the community were spoken louder than his words. He will be remembered by many. James was an avid golfer and truly dedicated to his family.

James was united in marriage to Quenette Johnson, daughter of Gus and Vivian Johnson of Antigo, on April 2, 1949, in Hartford. They were married for 61 years and raised a family of three children, Jamie, Keith and Cindy.

James is survived by his wife, Quenette; his two daughters, Jamie (David) Spuhler of Hartford, and Cindy (Jim) Schulteis of Slinger; his eight grandchildren, Jessica (Steve) Jost, Jeff (Tiffany) Hader, Jeremy (Angela) Spuhler, Nathan Hill, Justin (Dana) Hill, Ashley (Chad) Wendt, Robert Schulteis and Steven Hader; his seven greatgrandchildren, Kylie, Jalen, Cayden, Tanner, Teagan, Stellan and Jaxon; and other family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved son, Keith Hader, who passed away in 2002.

Visitation will be at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford, from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010. A memorial service in honor of James will follow at 3 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Adcock will officiate.

Memorials to the Hartford Adult Day Care Center would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.shimonfuneralhome.com.