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Richard Martin Hader

Richard Martin Hader passed away November 1, 2017 at the age of 59. He was born on March 31, 1958 in Evanston, Illinois to Arthur E. Hader Jr. & the late Joan (Enright) Hader, and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois. Rick was a natural born coach/teacher/entertainer, and throughout his life he constantly motivated others to work harder so that they could also achieve their own life goals.

His true passion, though, was for his daily family life, where simple things like mundane trips to the grocery store could, oftentimes, become fantastic comic adventures. Especially around the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays. Rick loved the holidays. Whenever he encountered a grumpy stranger in public, for instance, he had a genius-level way of instantly winning the person over with a few words and actions. The truth of the matter was this – you could not help but laugh when Rick was in a room and he had you in his sights, and was working to win you over.

Rick also had fervor for discovering new and interesting friends. When you were one of Rick’s pals, he would treat you as if you were his best friend, better yet, as family.  You knew Rick had fondness for you when he gave you a nickname. He never called his wife, Kim, by her given name. Around the house, she was affectionately known as “Monkey.” He lovingly nicknamed each one of his siblings “Lumpy,” which he acquired from a goofy character portrayed on the old Leave It To Beaver television program (Lumpy Rutherford). If Rick called you “Lumpy,” you had successfully landed among his inner circle. And once you were in his good graces, there you would stay.

Every daily choice Rick Hader made in life was done for the betterment of his wonderful family, and to look after his lovely wife, children, and grandchildren, who will all miss him so very much.

Rick is survived by Kim, his wife of 12 years, as well as his three children, Amanda Katomski (Sam), Madison Suppes, and Ethan Suppes (Becca). He was the adoring “Bumpa” to his beautiful grandchildren Gabe, and Ellie. Rick is also survived by his father Arthur, and siblings, Art (Gloria), John (Lisa), Bill, Dan (Donna), Melissa Everhart (Wes), Matt (Lori), and Andrew (Susan) – as well as many nieces & nephews, and, of course, his many, many friends.

Memorial Celebration will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Destiny Church, 1700 South Aspen Ave, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012.

In lieu of flowers the Hader family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.


Memorial Celebration
November 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Destiny Church
1700 S. Aspen Ave Broken Arrow OK, 74012
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  1. Sorry to hear the news. I only knew Rick briefly in college, but always remembered him as a fun and friendly guy who could hit a baseball farther than any of us.

  2. Just now discovered the sad news that Rick “Myron Noodleman” Hader has passed away. I got to know Rick/Myron when he would make his frequent guest appearances here in Louisville Kentucky for The Louisville Bats baseball team. I was also an entertainer of sorts for the Bats known as “Dancin’ Carl” Rick and I would chat in the locker room before, during and after the games where he would tell me how the Myron Noodleman character came to be, plus all the places and personalities he has met during the course of his travels around the country. He was such a likeable and lovable guy who made you feel really comfortable and at ease with him. His antics on the field and in the stands put laughter and smiles on the faces and joy in the hearts of all those who saw him perform. He will be missed by all of his fans and friends around the country. I know I will.

  3. Maddison's friend

    Written by: Samantha Camacho

    Im so sorry for the loss…this family is very sweet and kind…I am praying for everyone

  4. Rick is someone that blessed me with his friendship . The world has lost a good man . My daily and evening prayers have been with the entire Hader family ,
    especially Billy , Missy and
    God Bless Rick Hader and his life
    well lived !
    Bill Stubblefield

  5. I had an opportunity to meet Rick in Ft Wayne, Indiana following a baseball game there. He was in regular clothes, no makeup etc but I spotted who I knew had to be Myron Noodleman downtown at a local festival. So I said Hello, aren’t you Myron? He shook his head and laughed, and said, aw man, you recognized me! We had a good laugh and he talked to me about his career and baseball for a good 20 minutes. Very nice person who I am sure will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family from someone many miles away who will never forget meeting him and enjoying his antics at the games.
    Take Care.

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