Phyllis Quenette Hader, 85

Phyllis Quenette Hader, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Gardens of Hartford surrounded by her adoring family.

Quenette was born Oct. 9, 1927, to Vivian and Gustav Johnson in Antigo. She was united in marriage to James E. Hader of Hartford on April 2, 1949, in Omro. Lovingly, they raised three children in Hartford.

Quenette most enjoyed spending time with her loving family. She was a devoted wife whose constant caring for her family strongly influenced each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She greatly enjoyed her wonderful life. She loved to travel, and she was a big fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. Quenette liked to read, and she had a great talent for creative crafts.

Quenette is survived by her daughters, Jamie (David) Spuhler of Hartford and Cynthia (James) Schulteis of Slinger. She was the proud grandmother of Jessica (Steve) Jost, Jeremy (Angela) Spuhler, Nathan (special friend Kelly) Hill, Ashley (Chad) Wendt, Robert Schulteis, Jeffrey (Tiffany) Hader and Steven Hader. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Tanner, Teagan, Tayven, Kylie, Jalen, Cayden, Claesson, Stellan, Braxton, Lucas and Mady. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Hader, and her son, Keith E. Hader.

As per Quenette’s request, a private family service will be held at the Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford, with the Rev. Jeff Schimp, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Gardens of Hartford or to Gentiva Hospice are appreciated.

Quenette’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Patti Leithen, the staff at Aurora Health Center, the Gentiva Hospice and the Gardens of Hartford for their compassionate care. The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at