Let Us pause to Honor the Memory of Mr. Jack D. Wade
Mr. Jack D. Wade, age 70, of Hanover, Indiana, entered this life on January 23, 1938, in Campbellsburg, Indiana, the son or Orra Newton and Ethel G. (Neal) Wade, both of whom preceded him in death. He was raised in Campbellsburg and was a 1956 graduate of Campbellsburg High School. Jack was raised on a farm and enjoyed participating in 4-H. He received a B. S. degree from Purdue University in Ag Education in 1960 and completed graduate work there as well, and at Colorado State and Iowa State Universities. Jack was united in marriage on June 8, 1962, to Barbara Ellen Duderstadt. To this union arrived one daughter and one son to bless their home. Jack enjoyed twenty-eight years of marriage to Barbara Ellen until her death on August 5, 1990.
He was inducted into the United States Army Reserves at Fort Knox and served from 1959-1966. Jack concluded a 34-year USDA career on May 31, 1993, serving as the Vanderburgh County Extension Educator-CED, CD, and agriculture agent. Prior Extension positions were in Monroe County from 1973-1976, and LaGrange County from 1970-1973. Jack had begun as a USDA student trainee in June of 1957, and worked in Washington, Rush, and Lawrence Counties. His USDA career continued with SCS in Knox and Daviess Counties in 1960, then Wells and Huntington Counties from 1960-1970. Jack’s extension career can be described as balanced and comprehensive. The agriculture program was noted for crop management workshops and farm income tax schools. Jack enhanced the working relationship of USDA agencies in southwest Indiana and the understanding of USDA programs serving farm operators and owners. The media looked to Jack as the spokesman for producer and consumer agriculture in the tri-state area. Jack recognized the importance of people working together to improve their communities and facilitated this process. In Vanderburgh County he was a leader of land use, transportation planning, and of leadership development. He was recognized in the county for contributions to 4-H and home economics. Special recognitions included the Vanderburgh County Rural Urban Award, and he was an honorary member of the Vanderburgh County Extension Homemakers Association.
Jack was united in marriage on May 21, 1993, to Glenna Hanks at the Mount Carmel Christian Church in Campbellsburg. Jack was raised in the Mount Carmel Christian Church where he is a member. He is a member of the Rob Morris Masonic Lodge No. 282 F&AM in Campbellsburg, and the Mizpah Shriners in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jack had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, boating, bicycling, golf, woodworking, landscaping, excavating, collecting machinery, aviation, and bird watching as well as wildlife reserve and conservation practices. Jack was a true farmer at heart and appreciated the land. He was a man that could fix and tinker with anything. He was a devoted husband, father, and papaw. Jack and Glenna had resided in the Hanover community for the past five years and enjoyed their many friends. It was stated that Jack never met a stranger and was eager to maintain his relationships with people. Jack passed from this life on Saturday, August 30, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at his home near Hanover with his loving family.
A LOVING FAMILY
Jack will be missed by his loving wife, Glenna (Hanks) Wade of Hanover; his loving daughter, Melissa E. Keiser and her husband David of Campbellsburg, Indiana; his loving son, Matthew N. Wade and his wife Mary of Fortville, Indiana; his beloved sisters, Judy Myers and her husband, Jerry of Campbellsburg, Indiana, and Phyllis Denicke and her husband Pete of Suwanne, Georgia; his adoring grandchildren: Aaron, Katie, Emma and Ellen; his dear nieces and nephews: Brad Myers, Ginger Shields, Kim Evans, Kevin Ooley, and Randy and Adam Duderstadt, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Orra Newton Wade on March 2, 1993; his mother, Ethel G. (Neal) Wade on May 29, 2004; his brother, Ronnie Wade on June 12, 1953; and his first wife, Barbara Ellen (Duderstadt) Wade on August 5, 1990.
Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. by Brother Don Allen at Mount Carmel Christian Church, Campbellsburg, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Mount Carmel Christian Church Cemetery with a flag presentation at the graveside.
Friends may call Tuesday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana, and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Cemetery or Wonder Valley Christian Camp, or Historic Madison, Inc.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana and Chastain Funeral Home, Mitchell, Indiana. Funeral Directors serving the family, Rodney Nay and Albert Chastain.