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Ronald E. Hadeen


December 23, 2020 | View PDF

Ronald E. Hadeen, age 83, passed away in Sidney on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time.

You may view Ronald’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Ronald’s care and funeral arrangements.

Ronald Eugene Hadeen son of Herman J. Hadeen and Hazel (Dickinson) Hadeen was born August 16, 1937 in Haxtun, CO. He moved to Lodgepole, NE at a young age to start farming on his own. He raised cows, pigs, sheep, emus, and ostriches. 

On July 29, 1962 Ronald was united in marriage to Bernice Hulda Wittig in Sidney. Three children born to this union. Duane, Diana, and Wayne. Ronald & Bernice moved to Sidney in 1991 and purchased Daylight Donuts in September 2001. Ronald continued farming up to his passing.

Ronald enjoyed working with wood, making rocking horses, and stove and table and chairs for his grandkids. He also enjoyed his sweet roll and bologna sandwiches while fishing.

Survivors include a Daughter: Diana Warnick of Lodgepole, NE, Son: Wayne Hadeen of Glenrock, WY, Brother: Harold and wife Vicki Hadeen of Haxtun, CO, Sister: Ruby Colclasure of Denver, CO and Sister-in-Law: Norma Jean Rogers of Sidney, NE. Five grandchildren: Heather and husband Colt Alexander, Alysha and husband Landon Baker, Greysen Hadeen, Aaron Shepard and companion Melinda, and Jason and wife Alyssa Shepard. Six great grandchildren: Alaina, Landry, Keyanna, Harper, Quade, and Baylor. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bernice (2013), son Duane (1963), brother Doyle Hadeen, son-in-law Charlie Warnick (2006), niece Debbra McCormick (2010), nephew Calvin Wittig (1993), sister-in-law Donna Wittig (2010), brother-in-law James Rogers (2011), Alvin Wittig (2014) and John Colclasure.


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