Paul E. “Gene” Hadley, 92, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday February 23, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Gene was born September 2, 1927 in Wells County, a son of the late Ray and Ermal Hadley. Gene had worked at Motor Parts & Equipment for 25 years then at Shambaugh & Sons for 15 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church in Huntertown. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Susan Hadley of Lewis Center, Ohio; grandchildren, Melinda (Josh) Kaczmarek of California, Allyson (Jon) Normoyle of Ohio , Amee (Adam) Gullett of Corunna and Carrie (Eric) Rupley of Garrett; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Jerry” Hadley; daughter, Pamela Schmidt; one sister; and three brothers. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday with visitation one hour prior at Our Hope Lutheran Church 1826 Trinity Drive, Huntertown. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 4-6:00 p.m. also at the church. Officiating will be Rev. Michael Terkula and Rev. Joe Fichtner. Memorial donations may be made to Our Hope Lutheran Church. Burial will be held in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. To sign the online guest book, visit www.pinningtonfh.com. Arrangements by Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn.
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