Matt was born on November 7‚ 1963‚ in Ethel‚ Washington. He was the son of Matthew and Marjorie Hadaller. Matt grew up in the small town of Mossyrock‚ Washington‚ where he graduated high school. Matt was a star football and basketball player. After school‚ he worked at the local sawmill. He committed 16+ years to his fire department‚ first as a volunteer firefighter. He was appointed assistant fire chief in 1998‚ and then held the position as Mossyrock’s first paid fire chief from 2003 until his death in June 2011.
Matt was admired by many people in Mossyrock – everyone from small kids to geriatric residents. Matt coached pee wee football‚ t-ball‚ and girls’ softball. He was very involved in his community from being on the city council and from having the fire department doing year round activities for the town. The fire department annually put on an Easter egg hunt in town‚ Christmas with Santa‚ 4th of July fireworks show‚ and much more. Matt was always working to improve the fire department and his community as a whole.
Matt leaves behind his wife‚ Loranda; daughter‚ Robin; sons‚ Austin‚ Brayden‚ and Wyatt; and grandson‚ Ashton.