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Dr. Donald J. Wade

July 4, 1921 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 98)

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Dr. Donald J. Wade, 98, of Defiance, formerly of Hardinsburg, KY, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Glenn Park of Defiance.  
He was born on July 4, 1921 to Sherman and Mary (Rohlf) Wade in Defiance, OH. Donald graduated with his D.V.M. degree from The Ohio State University.  He served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Veterinary Corps.  Donald was a former owner of Defiance Animal Hospital and retired from Central Kentucky Stallion Station in Hardinsburg, KY. On March 12, 1944 he married Hilda "Susie" Hartsook, who preceded him in death on January 24, 2018.
Donald  was a member of Hardinsburg United Methodist Church, KY Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Jockey Club, American Quarter Horse Association and Christ our Savior Church in Defiance, OH.   
Donald is survived by his 3 loving children, Donald (Diana) Wade, Jr. of Gilbert, AZ, Barbara (David) Rodgers of Chalfont, PA, and Deborah Wade of Greenville, NC. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Sherman Wade and Eliza Wade both of Tulsa, OK, and one great-grandchild, Callon Wade. 
In addition to his parents and wife Hilda, he was preceded in death by his, sisters, Eleanor VanVlerah, Bonnie Bishop, Helen Straman, and Esther Andrews, Hilda Swarze.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019, 10:30 am at the Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Defiance, with Pastor Lee Genter, officiating.
Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery with military honors accorded by VFW #3360
Memorials are suggested to Christ Our Savior Church . Online condolences can be given at

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Funeral Service
October 7, 2019

10:30 AM
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
301 Carter Rd
Defiance, OH 43512

October 7, 2019

11:30 AM
Riverside Cemetery

Defiance, OH 43512

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