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“Ken was the life of the party when he and his brothers got together.I am grateful for all the laughs, songs, and stories that I heard as a tag-along...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Beth Carper - Bellevue, WA

“We were both Profs at EIU and occasionally played music together as a hobby, usually with Jerry Griffiths in the early 1970's. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Ellis - Charleston, IL

“As my godfather, Uncle Ken was faithful to his family and to me.Stephen Hadwiger ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Steve & Kit Hadwiger - Kirksville, MO

“Dear Mike, Still remember our fun times in DC. Had a long holiday talk with your mom today. She told me about your dad. So sorry. My thoughts are...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Margy Doyle - Arlington, VA

“I grew up knowing Ken through being friend of my parents. Went flying in his plane a couple times. The countless years of cutting down dead trees on...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Kyle Fischer - Orlando, FL

“Ken Hadwiger was one of the finest colleagues I've ever known in my 27 years of teaching at the college level. I had the pleasure of being one of...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Hogg - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Only knew Ken a short time but enjoyed his stories of his travel and his life accomplishments. He loved his boys and grandkids. A very sweet person...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Halona Michels - Toledo, IL

“Leader, scholar, but most of all: a true friend. My dad, Al Rundle, treasured his friendship with Ken.. Their times together included many things -...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Druez - West Hills, CA

“In hopes your many fond memories of your father will make this loss an easier one. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl McKee - Charleston, IL

“My condolences on the passing of Ken. He was a colleague and next door office neighbor in our dept. He was an excellent teacher and scholar who made...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Christine Helsel - IL - coworker

“Dr. Hadwiger was such an interesting and helpful teacher. He encouraged me to major in speech so I did and I enjoyed every class in the Speech Dept...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Caraway - Atwood, IL

“As a speech communications minor at Eastern Illinois University in the early 80s, I had the pleasure of taking a course with Professor Hadwiger. He...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Ronda Dively - Carbondale, IL

“My sincerest sympathy. I fondly remember Ken when he served in the Coles County Airport Board of Directors. He also was an acquaintance of a former...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sheri Paul - Burlington, NC

“Mr. Hadwiger was a cherished neighbor of the Highland family across many decades, two generations and two neighborhoods. We were privileged to know...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mark & Diane Highland - IL

“Sorry for your loss but I know youre at peace. What a great man and it was a pleasure teaching and working with you at EIU. Larry Ankenbrand ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Ankenbrand - Charleston, IL


Kenneth was born on July 18, 1936 and passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Kenneth was a resident of Charleston, Illinois at the time of passing.

He attended one year at Short Springs School, a one room school located on one of their farms, before transferring to the Sacred Heart School, a private Catholic grade school in Alva.

A Memorial Service honoring and celebrating his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until service time. A Private Inurnment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation and left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920. The Memorial Service celebrating the life of Kenneth Hadwiger was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Adams Funeral Chapel. Mr. Hadwiger was inurned at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston at a private service attended by his family. Adams Funeral Chapel 2330 SHAWNEE DR CHARLESTON, Illinois 61920 Adams Funeral Chapel CHARLESTON, Illinois 61920 Express your condolences with flowers sent to Kenneth's family View & Sign.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation and left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.

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