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Robert Dean Wade

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Robert Dean Wade

Geneseo - Robert "Rob" Dean Wade, 56, of Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at his home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Brian Bill will officiate. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Rob Wade Memorial Fund.

Rob was born on February 18, 1965, the son of Clarence H. and Sherrie (Harms) Wade, in Peoria, IL. He graduated from Geneseo High School, class of 1983. He was employed as a factory worker at Uniparts Olsen. He enjoyed working on Mopars and welding. He had recently taken up knife making.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving partner, Christine Welsh, Geneseo; mother, Sherrie Wade, West Des Moines, IA; children, Seth Wade, Galesburg, Nickolas (Rebecca) Wade, Geneseo, and Wyatt Wade, Ames, IA; grandchildren, Hunter and Kate Wade; and brothers, Gary Wade, Annawan, and Daniel (Charlene) Wade, West Des Moines, IA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence H. Wade; brother, Charles Wade; and niece, Lacey Wade. For those that wish to leave messages of sympathy, please visit

Posted online on May 21, 2021

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