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Jerome P. Wade

Jerome P. Wade

Jerome P. “Jerry” Wade, 88, of New Athens, IL born January 10, 1930 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018 in Belleville, IL. Mr. Wade honorably served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a manager of the State of Illinois Unemployment Services in this area. He was a member of the Belleville Barbershop Singing Group and the C.M.V. Mr. Wade was also very active with organizing his High School Class reunions.

Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his beloved wife; Jacklyn C. (Borger) Wade whom he married on September 5, 1953 in New Athens, IL and who preceded him in death on March 21, 2009 his parents; Charles and Margaret (Toomey) Wade, 2 brothers; his identical twin Terrence Robert Wade, and Charles Patrick Wade and by his 2 very special and loving aunts; Ada Windsor and Ella Baumgartner

Jerome is survived by his 2 children; daughter Jill (Robert L.) Marmon of Freeburg, IL and son Dr. James P. (April) Wade of New Athens, IL, sister-in-law; Susan B (Allan) Schulz of Jackson, MO, 4 grandchildren; Alec and Jeremy Wade and Julia C. and Jacob R. Bayers, 2 great grandchildren; Vivienne Young and Brody Bayers;, 2 special niece and nephew; Rebecka E. (Matt) Hollis and Joshua (Becky) Schulz, 4 grandnieces ; Maci, Briley and Marley Hollis and Ramsey Schulz, and grand nephew; Grady Schulz.

Memorials; Memorials are encouraged to be made to the New Athens Home for Aged in New Athens, IL

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Vsitation: Friends may call fro 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 and from 9 – 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Terrence Wade and Anthony Marmon officiating. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of the Loss of your father. My deepest condolences.

    Posted by: Kaylyn Bortz – Belleville, IL – Friend Jun 26, 2018

  2. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Prayers for peace.

    Posted by: Kathy Hill u – Belleville, IL – Friend Jun 26, 2018

  3. Administrator says:

    Sympathy to all the family. Quote to share: A life well lived cannot be diminished by death. The beauty, guidance, and inspiration it gave us will shine as brightly as ever.

    Posted by: Diane Boschert – New Athens, IL Jun 26, 2018

  4. Administrator says:

    Linda and I wish to extend our sympathies on the passing of your father. You all can feel proud of the time and love you shared with your father in his last years. Your devotion will be your strength as you move on in life. May God bless you. Love, Rich and Linda Sanders

    Posted by: Richard Sanders – Freeburg, IL – Friend Jun 27, 2018

  5. Administrator says:

    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Shelly and Gary Dive – Freeburg, IL – friend Jun 27, 2018

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May God hold you close in your time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Lynn & Kelvin Jarman – Belleville, IL – Acquaintance Jun 28, 2018

  7. Administrator says:

    Jill, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May God look over you and your family during this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Kendra Grout – Belleville, IL – Friend Jun 28, 2018

  8. Administrator says:

    Dr. James, April and family. I was very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely, Mark Forcade

    Posted by: Mark Forcade – Smithton, IL – Friend Jun 28, 2018

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