Margaret Wade, 1922-2019

Margaret E. Wade, 97, of LaPorte, IN, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

She was born July 8, 1922, in LaPorte County, IN, to Alvie and Julia (Przybylski) Ellenwine.

Margaret retired after 17 years as the payroll supervisor at American Rubber, and for 10 years she was the manager of the Spiegel store in LaPorte. Her first job was with Woolworth Dime Store.

On Nov. 25, 1943, in Three Oaks, MI, Margaret married John F. Wade, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ceycelia Miller and Rose Marie Schreiber; and a brother, Alvie Ellenwine.

Margaret is survived by two daughters, Judith (Bob) Parker of LaPorte and Carol (Al) Wesolowski of Mill Creek, IN; a son, John (Linda) Wade of Otwell, IN; five grandchildren, J.B. Glossinger, Joseph Schindler Jr., Chris Schindler, Jason Wade and Stephanie (Eric) Foxworthy; two sisters, Geraldine DePoy of Rolling Prairie, IN, and Gertrude Koth of Three Oaks, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at St. Peter Catholic Church, LaPorte, where family and friends may visit from 9-10 a.m. Reverend Ian Williams will officiate. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1110 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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3 Responses to “Margaret Wade, 1922-2019”

  1. Dean and Sharon Heise

    Jul 12. 2019

    Our sympathies to all – Judy, Carol , and John! Full of life and a full long life, meeting with husband and many others above. Resting in peace! Dean and Sharon Heise

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  2. Marcia johnson

    Jul 15. 2019

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. She was such a strong and spirited woman. She lived a long and healthy life. I always admired her work ethic before women were going to work.

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  3. Marcia Johnson

    Jul 15. 2019

    My condolences to John, Judy, and Carol for the passing of your mother. She was a strong and wonderful lady. She died the same
    date as my mother only it was 24 yrs. ago. You were so lucky to have her this long and healthy.

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