OBITUARY: Hannelore ‘Hanna’ Voets Kadar, 72, of Rockledge Passed Away Peacefully Aug. 10

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Hanna's deepest passion was her devotion to her church St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community

Hannelore ‘Hanna’ Voets Kadar passed away peacefully with her husband Ron, brother Ralph and friends at her side on August 10, 2021, in Viera, Florida. She was born May 10, 1949, to Heinz and Johanna (Krauter) Knothe in Darmstadt, Germany.

Hanna and her parents came to America on January 5, 1953, settling in Huntsville, Alabama where Dr. Knothe was a rocket specialist working with Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team. In 1958 the family, by then including brother Ralph, moved to the Space Coast of Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Hannelore ‘Hanna’ Voets Kadar passed away peacefully with her husband Ron, brother Ralph and friends at her side on August 10, 2021, in Viera, Florida. She was born May 10, 1949, to Heinz and Johanna (Krauter) Knothe in Darmstadt, Germany.

Hanna and her parents came to America on January 5, 1953, settling in Huntsville, Alabama where Dr. Knothe was a rocket specialist working with Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team. In 1958 the family, by then including brother Ralph, moved to the Space Coast of Florida.

After high school and college, Hanna worked her way up the corporate ladder in banking in Texas and Branford, Connecticut.

After moving to Florida, she worked in retail. She was previously married to Joseph Voets who passed away in 2014 leaving behind several stepsons and their children. They had enjoyed boating and traveling.

Hanna’s deepest passion was her devotion to her church St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community where she met Ron Kadar in October 2019. After a year of courtship, they were married on October 10, 2020.

Hanna was preceded in death by her father Heinz Knothe of Traisa, Germany. She leaves behind her husband Ron; her mother Johanna Ronald of Melbourne, FL; her brother Ralph Knothe (Alicia) of St Cloud, FL; nephews Matthew Ditzel (Nilda); Christopher Knothe (Michelle); Stephan Knothe (Brenda); all of St Cloud and niece Michaelene “Micki” Dubois (Michael) of Greenwood SC.

Also, she leaves behind her stepdaughter Deborah Kadar Hull (Fred) of Groveland, MA; stepson Ronald Kadar, Jr of Fairfield, CT; three step-grandchildren, Keith Riley (Kathleen) and their three sons; Victoria Hull (fiancé Eddie); and Patrick Hull (Rachel) and their two sons of Raymond, NH; and many other family members.

The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and Wuesthoff Hospice staff for their compassionate assistance.

Visitation was at St John the Evangelist Catholic Community on August 26, with a funeral mass immediately following.

Interment will be at a later date at Lawncroft Cemetery in Fairfield, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St John the Evangelist church building fund

For online condolences and memories of Hanna, please visit the website of Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home: www.beckmanwilliamson.com.

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