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Gertrude Emma Wade

January 24, 1932 — January 29, 2022

Gertrude Emma Wade, 90, of Milford passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. She was born on January 24, 1932 in Milford, the daughter of Fredrick and Agatha (Erchinger) Hubner. She married Harold Dean Wade at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford on June 2, 1951 and he preceded her in passing on April 16, 1992.

Surviving are four children, Linda (David) Jorgenson of Milford, Randal Wade of Westville, Lisa (Wally) Lotz of Champaign, and Robert Wade (fiancé Leah Goodrum) of Milford; four grandchildren, Briana Jorgenson Forman (Jason) of Los Angeles, CA, Devin Jorgenson of Chicago, Morgan Lotz Richter (Cole) of Chicago, and Evan Lotz of California; two great grandchildren, Ines Meryl Forman and Ivy Elise Richter; two brothers, Donald (La Verne) Hubner of Milford and Fred (Myrna) Hubner of Greenfield, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; sister and brother in law, Ruth and Buford Curry; grandson, Tyler Wade Jorgenson; three half- sisters, Frieda Hubner, Vera Hubner and Viola Hill; and special friend, Bruce Lundberg.

Mrs. Wade was a lifelong member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford, where she served in many capacities. Gertrude worked for the Village of Milford for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. Gertrude was known for knitting the infant cradle hats for Iroquois Memorial Hospital.

A special thank you would like to be given to the staff at Iroquois Resident Home for the wonderful care they provided Gertrude over the years.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 am on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford with the funeral service following at 11:30 am. Rev. Doug Minton will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland. Audio stream of the service is available at Click on the media tab for access.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church or Iroquois Resident Home.

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

10:00 - 11:30am (Eastern time)

Our Savior Lutheran Church

209 W Jones St, Milford, IL 60953

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