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James Alfred Wade, age 81, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his home.

James was born November 12, 1930 in Milton, Tennessee, the son of Leonard and Irene (Persur) Wade. He married Patricia Alter in 1956. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire for 35 years in the furnace room, after retiring on June 1, 1984. James was a member of First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls.

Survivors include four daughters, Debbie (Keith) Swanson of Rock Falls, Donna (Butch) Meyer of Delmer, IA, Linda (Henry) Johnson of Florida, and Patti (Bob) Kelnhofer of Iowa; one son, Timothy Wade of Florida; fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one brother Billy Wade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one grandson, two sisters, and one brother.

Visitation will be from 5-7PM, Friday, June 15, 2012 at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral Service will be 11 AM Saturday at First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls with Pastor Les Funderberg officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to First Open Bible Church.