Ella Anna Hadler


Ella Anna Hadler of Goodhue passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at the age of 84 years old. Ella was born May 14th, 1939, in Red Wing, MN to George and Anna (Kunde) Strusz. She was the youngest of four children. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Ella graduated from Goodhue High School in 1958.

She was a life-long caregiver and sewer starting her first job at Kid Duds and continued to sew her family such as quilts, clothing, and countless repair jobs. In later years, she worked for Braschler’s Bakery, cared for others, and cleaned many homes. Ella enjoyed cooking, cleaning, polka dancing, costume parties, playing cards, puzzles, gardening, being a member of St. Luke’s, drinking coffee in Hay Creek, but most of all she loved her family and adored her


She is survived by her husband, Donald, daughter, Linda Eckhoff (Charles Ryan) of Hammond, WI, son, Raymond Hadler (Dawn Vikingson) of Goodhue, daughter, Audrey Hadler also of Goodhue, brother, Richard Kunde, grandchildren, Brandon, Randy, (Heather Castner), and Michelle (Jack Gadient), special family friend Craig Kennedy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Fritz and Harlyn Strusz, sister, Wildonna Bang and son, Roger Hadler.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30th, 2024, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Goodhue, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Eric Hanson officiating private burial at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate outdoor perennials to plant at her home in honor of her love of gardening