Diane Lucille (Otte) Wade

February 24, 1943 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 77)


Diane Wade Obituary


Diane Lucille (Otte) Wade, formerly from Hutchinson, Kansas and Anthony, Kansas, died December 25, 2020, at Oaklane Nursing and Rehab Center in Stronghurst, Illinois.  She was born February 24, 1943, in Goessel, Kansas, the daughter of William and Alice (Kuhlmeier) Otte.  She attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School, Canton, Kansas and graduated from Canton High School in 1961.


In 1962, Diane moved to Omaha, Nebraska to take a three-month business course.  While in Omaha, she met her future husband, Douglas Wade, and they were married January 27, 1963 and moved to Hutchinson, Kansas   Their daughter, Tamara Diane Wade, was born on June 24, 1964.  Diane lived in Hutchinson, Kansas for 47 years.    


Diane retired from Eaton Fluid Power Hydraulics (formerly Cessna Fluid Power) after 28 years of service.  After retirement, Diane and Doug moved to Anthony, Kansas to be closer to their daughter, Tamara Yoder, son-in-law, Matthew Yoder and grandson, David Yoder.   Following the death of her husband, Douglas on September 1, 2014, she moved to The Good Samaritan Center, Hutchinson, Kansas where she lived for two years.  Her daughter and family moved to Media, Illinois, and Diane moved to Media to live with their family. In 2016, due to failing health, she moved to The Oaklane Nursing and Rehab Center in Stronghurst, Illinois, and lived there for the rest of her life.


Diane was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton, Kansas, and after her marriage she belonged to Christ Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, Kansas,  St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Haven, Kansas, and Zion Lutheran Church, Argonia, Kansas.  Diane will be remembered by those who knew her for her strong Christian faith, her love of family and friends and for always providing a home for any stray cat in need of care.


She was preceded in death by her parents, William, and Alice Otte; her husband, Douglas Wade and her daughter, Tamara (Wade) Yoder.  She is survived by her son-in-law, Matthew Yoder, Media, Illinois; grandson, David Yoder, Media, Illinois; sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Robert Vahsholtz, Port Angeles, Washington; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Pamela Otte, Canton, Kansas, and several nieces and nephews.    


A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 701 26th Avenue, Canton, Kansas, with Pastor Brent Horne providing the eulogy.  Memorials in her memory can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton, Kansas, 67428.  Please sign the online guestbook at  Wise Family Funeral Home Roseville, IL is in charge of the local arrangements. 

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