Betty Jane Hadler, of Manitowoc, WI formerly of Port Washington, WI, age 96, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc, WI after a brief illness.

She was born July 29, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI to Louis and Herma Matter Hauswirth.  She grew up in Port Washington, WI and graduated from Port Washington High School.  On June 7, 1947 Betty married Warren W. “Dick” Hadler of Grafton, WI at Friedens Church in Port Washington, WI.  They lived on Oakland Avenue in Port Washington for many years and in 2003 moved to Belgium.  Dick preceded her in death on September 7, 2004.  Most recently she lived in Manitowoc.

Betty was involved with the Manitou Council of the Girl Scouts when her daughters were young.  She also loved golfing with the Hawthorne Honeys and playing bridge. Most of all Betty loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friends.

She is survived by her daughters Wendy (Joe) Misuraco of Manitowoc, WI and Amy (Gary) Maechtle of Crivitiz, WI; 7 grandchildren Cara (Trent) Reeve, Leah (Robert) Meyer, Christopher Maechtle, Micca (Craig) Raine, Brad (Heather) Dieringer, Megan Leach and Ryan (Keri) Dieringer.  Betty is further survived by 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Ernie Hadler of  Waubeka, WI, sister-in-law Dorothy Thompson of Grafton, WI, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Dick Hadler and son Warren A. Hadler.

Memorial services will be held 11:30 AM, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI.  Interment at Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg, WI.  Visitation from 10:30-11:30 AM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.



  1. We always exchanged Christmas cards and good wishes. Dear aunt Betty. Growing up I remember you , aunt Marion and mom laughing telling jokes and making your own happy moments. My best to your daughters and the rest of your family. Smile down on us once in a while share the memories. Love from your niece Bonnie Denninger

  2. I remember Betty from when I was a Small child living on Oakland Ave

  3. Betty was a second Mom to me, especially after my Mom died my senior year. Warren was a good friend, and I knew I could crash at the Hadler house. Super lady!

  4. Wow, i remember her growing up on Oakland Ave, she was two doors to the west of us. She was good freinds with my Aunt Bernice Hansen.
    I remember getting green apples from there tree
    Condolences to her family…

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