Elwood R. Wade, 80, Orono
February 13, 1937 - July 29, 2017
Elwood R. Wade, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday with his daughter by his side. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in St. Cloud. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm, at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will take place at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Little Falls.
Elwood was born on his family’s farm in Chokio, MN to Norman and Grace (Williamson) Wade. At the age of 16, Elwood joined the Military, where he honorably served for 12 years. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a telephone technician by AT&T for over 30 years until his retirement. He married Carol Feddema July 4, 1981 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Elwood was a great family man. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Elwood loved sports, especially football and hockey, and he was a dedicated hockey coach. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, dancing, and an occasional beer. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Tom (Melanie) Wade of Browerville, Cherise (Doug Ritter) Wade of Fort Myers, FL, Brigitt Roman of Minneapolis, and Tim (Heather) Roman of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Natasha Wade, Tamber Wade, Kirsten Wade, Heather Garbe, Carson Roman, and Zoe Roman; siblings, Norman Wade of Park Rapids, Francis Brown of St. Paul, and Jim Brown of Minneapolis; 4 great grandchildren, and many other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Wade; brother, LaVerne Wade; and sister, Sharon Hanson.