Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Donald “Donnie” Eugene Wade, 65, of Keokuk

Donald “Donnie” Eugene Wade, 65, of Keokuk, IA, entered into Heaven’s Gates on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12:33 a.m. at Fort Madison Community Hospital following a sudden heart attack.
He was born on January 3, 1954 in Keokuk, IA, the son of Irwin R. Sr. and Gwendolyn M. Phillips Wade.
On February 6, 1972, Donnie was united in marriage to Joyce Ann Protsman. They had just celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary.
Donnie was active in his Pentecostal faith and attended several local churches along with many Bible studies.
Donnie held a variety of jobs, his last being at Manchester Tank in Quincy, IL where he retired in 2009.
He had a passion for Jesus, his family and food. He enjoyed singing the gospel and recorded two CDs, woodworking and listening to a variety of music. He will be most remembered by the love he showed to everyone and his sense of humor. Donnie gave in death as he gave in life by being an organ and tissue donor.
He is survived by his wife Joyce of Keokuk, his children, Deni McClinton of Keokuk, Meranda Wade of Burnsville, MN, Tiffani Wade (Mike Namias) of Yukon, OK and Dustin (Ashley) Wade of Keokuk, grandchildren, Raven McClinton (Cole Tripp), Charda`e McClinton (Kyle Ray), Keaton Robinson, Drayton Robinson (Deztany Overton), Weston Robinson (Aiyana Pearson), Koulton Robinson, Kordell Carter, KeTrell Carter, Phorest Shoup, Stone Shoup, Lyric (Aaron) Hoenike, Bryher Wade, Jade Namias, Brooke Wade, Blake Wade, Holdyn Wade, Logan Bode and Jayme Bode, great-grandchildren, Oakleigh Brown, Daxton Tripp, Taniya Smith, Kamdyn Ray, Kreeyd Ray, Jayden Robinson, Zephaniah Allsup-Robinson, Kaydon Sammon, Ariaya Robinson, Elaina Sammon, Aleksa Sammon, Za`Veyah Robinson, Baby Robinson due in March, Jace Robinson, Garrett Hoenike, Gunner Hoenike, Laylah Bennett, Lyam Bennett, Ashtyn Bode and Adryan Bode, his brothers and sisters, Irvin “Sonny” (Linda) Wade, Jr., Ron (Diane) Wade, Kathy Radar, Debbie Wade and Melinda “Till” (Jeff) Plowman, and many, many, many other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard Wade-Rickerts, a great grandson, his in-laws, Billie & Charlotte Dobbins and Joseph & Joyce Protsman, his brother and sister-in-law, Joe & Diana Protsman, sister-in-law, Laurie Protsman and a great niece, Carrissa Horton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with Pastors Harry and Marvin Miller officiating.
Visitation will be held Saturday from Noon – 2 pm at the funeral home with the family meeting with friends at that time.
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