Jan Ralph Hadowsky, 65, of Pana, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, surrounded by his daughter, Melissa, and sister, Mary.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, at Kennedy and Sons Funeral Home in Pana.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery in Pana, with Father Rodney A. Schwartz officiating.
Mr. Hadowsky was born April 22, 1955, the son of Ferdinand and Beulah (Koontz) Hadowsky. He married Renee Mundy on June 1, 1979, and together they had a daughter, Melissa Rae.
He worked for Foor’s Truck Parts and GSI. He was an electrician for Pana Appliance and Electric Service, a business established by his father in the early 1950’s, and continued on with him and his brother, Smoke. Later, he worked for Hankins Construction, where he was part of the crew that built the Save-A-Lot store in Pana.
Mr. Hadowsky enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, gardening and tinkering in the garage, where he always had a task at hand. He also enjoyed listening to music, dancing, going to garage sales, playing pool and watching Law and Order.
He was very detail-oriented, and his motto was “don’t let nothing bring you down.” He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Pana.
Mr. Hadowsky is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Kenny) Toney of Pana, and twin daughters, Bridgett and Brittany Blodgett of Nokomis; four grandchildren, Makayla, Izaq, Quentin and Harry; great-grandson, Bentley; brother, Smoke (Bunita) Hadowsky; sisters, Patricia Clutter, Sharon (Mike) Stortzum and Mary Rhodes; several nieces and nephews, who love him dearly, including his “niece nurse,” Jordan; and his buddy, Cory.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Fred; sister, Susie; and brothers-in-law, Darell and Merle.
Memorials may be made to the Hadowsky family.
Online condolences may be left at www.kennedypana.com.