Jerry M. Hadac, age 91, of Prior Lake, MN, entered eternal life on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11 a.m, with visitation from 9-10:45 a.m., at St. Michael Catholic Church, 16400 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Jerry will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in his memory.
Jerry (Sonny) was born to Jerry L. and Emma (Simacek) Hadac on April 21, 1931. Jerry was raised in New Prague, MN, during the depression era, which left a lasting impression on him. He was particularly proud of his Czech heritage and his strong Catholic faith.
From an early age Jerry developed a strong interest in music, which became a lifelong passion. While he played the trumpet and harmonica, his favorite instrument was the Button Accordion. Jerry was self taught and played by ear. He continued his musical progression by participating in the New Prague High School Marching Band and organizing and playing in the Schnickelfritz band. Jerry earned letters in Band, Football and Basketball.
After graduation, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, TX.
Upon return from service, Jerry fell in love and married his classmate, Helen (Rose) Holden on August 27, 1955, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. They were blessed with six children, Doug, Mike, Kathy, Jean, Jeff, and Carolyn. The family activities centered around camping, fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time at the lake. Jerry was also active in his grandchildren’s lives and loved attending their events and activities.
Jerry worked 20 years at Continental Machines and then his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he started Hadac Realty Inc. Jerry and Rose successfully operated Hadac Realty Inc. together for 21 years – specializing in residential real estate. Supplementing the real estate business, Jerry started a bait shop which became popular in the area. The downtown Prior Lake bait shop was a family business, which required involvement by all family members. Jerry and Rose retired in 2000 and traveled the country.
Jerry was a resourceful provider for his family and a jack-of-all-trades. He taught all his children to be independent and appreciate the value of a dollar.
He loved listening to Old Time Music, particularly each afternoon on KCHK Radio. Jerry was the resident Euchre King and pool shark and would request guests participate during every visit. Jerry was the favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews and his charismatic personality will be remembered by all.
Jerry is survived by his loving children, Doug Hadac, Mike Hadac, Kathy (Bob) Vohnoutka, Jean (Dave) Munson, Jeff (Jody) Hadac, Carolyn (Rick) Zurn; grandchildren, Katie (Cory) Larson, Bryan (Sara Thimmesch) Vohnoutka, Matt (Susan) Munson, Annie (Keelan) Sweeney, Mekenna (Kevin Hall) Munson, Ali Hadac, Caddie Munson, Ryan Jaskina, Jenna Jaskina, Brooke Hadac, Emily Hadac; great grandson, Ruairi Sweeney; sister; Patricia Volsted; brother-in-law, Joe (Amy) Holden; sister-in-law, Maxine Holden; other relatives and friends.
Welcoming him home in eternal peace are his wife, Rose; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Gonzales; parents; siblings, Ronald (Corrine) Hadac, Leroy Hadac, and brother-in-law, Robert Volsted.
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Ginger Vohnoutka Pung
Kathy, Bobby and the rest of Jerry’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. I always had so much fun when I would se Jerry at our family gatherings. I am so glad I was able to see him on Thanksgiving. We got to sing “God Bless America” one last time:). Although, he always knew the entire song and had to help me along.
My condolences to all his family and loved ones.
Rest in peace Jerry. I know you are playing euchre with my Dad (Bob Vohnoutka Sr.).