John A. Wade

John A. Wade, 60, of LeRoy, MN, passed away after battling cancer on September 24, 2020 at his home.

John A. Wade, 60, of LeRoy, MN, passed away after battling cancer on September 24, 2020 at his home. He was surrounded by his children, siblings, and special daughter-in-law. John was well known by many people.

John Anthony Wade was born on July 17, 1960 in Fairmont, MN to Arthur and Patricia (Nagel) Wade. He graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School with the Class of 1980. He married Rita Rumble on April 24, 1993. The two were later divorced.

John enjoyed singing, dancing, taking care of the cattle, riding horses, and music, especially Johnny Cash. Back in the day, he also enjoyed riding motorcycles with the best of them. He was a lover of the cowboy scene and spent many nights watching western movies and attending rodeos. His wardrobe mainly consisted of his cowboy hat, boots, bandana, Wranglers, button downs, and he always had to have the biggest and best belt buckle to top it off.

The way John died is just like how he lived: surrounded by the ones he loved while maintaining a positive attitude and continuing to show his sense of humor through it all. John loved his family deeply and took time to teach his nieces and nephews how to enjoy life. Even though he was sick, he wanted to fulfill his bucket list. He was able to accomplish this with his children and daughter-in-law.

John is survived by his children John (Brittany) Wade of Stewartville, MN and Emily Wade of Adams, MN, mother Pat Wade of LeRoy, “fur-child” Colorado, siblings Lisa (Joseph) Breen of Louisville, CO, Teresa (Dick) Noll of Clear Lake, IA, Jim (Michele) Wade of Prior Lake, MN, “grand-dog” Kimber, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father Art Wade, and brother Joe Wade.

Funeral Mass for John will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in LeRoy, MN with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Family and close friends are welcome to attend. All others wishing to attend, please join us outside the church at 11:15 a.m. to process to St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in LeRoy for the committal service. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, September 27 at Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy. Social distancing will be practiced and masks will be required inside and outside for the safety of the family.

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