SHERBURN - A Celebration of Life for Wade C. Steele, 41, of Sherburn, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Interment will be in the Sherburn Cemetery. Wade was welcomed into Heaven on Monday, April 15, 2013, from his home in Sherburn.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service in Truman, Minn., and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Wade Claude Steele was born Nov. 22, 1971, in Fairmont, Minn., to Bill and Nancy (Lubenow) Steele. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Church of Christ in Ceylon. Wade attended and graduated from Ceylon High School. On Aug. 2, 1997, Wade was united in marriage to Tracy Davis at St. John's Lutheran Church-South Branch, rural St. James, Minn. To this union, they were blessed with three daughters: Jenna, Lexie and Marah. They lived in Fairmont until August 1998, when they moved to Sherburn. Wade worked at Kmart from 1990 until 1996, when he began working for Pure Fishing until his death. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Wade loved to fish all year long. He also enjoyed camping and campfires, volleyball, softball and was a big 49ers fan. The girls' favorite memories with their Dad usually involved fishing and spending time outdoors.
Wade is survived by his wife, Tracy of Sherburn and their three daughters: Jenna, Lexie and Marah; parents, Bill and Nancy Steele of Ceylon, Minn.; two sisters, Georgia Steele of Champlin, Minn., Gina (Kirk) Jorgensen of Fairmont, Minn.; two brothers, Jeff Steele of St. Paul, Minn., Lee (Kathy) Steele of Estherville, Iowa; Tracy's parents, Charles and Lois Davis of Fairmont, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Teresa (Brad) Berhow of Fairmont, Tammy (Scott) Wokash of Truman, Minn.; one brother-in-law, Tim (Lynn) Davis of Truman, Minn.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Wade's benefit that will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Martin County West High School, or can be sent to US Bank in Fairmont.