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July 3, 2014

Frank J. Wadle

Melcher-Dallas — Frank J. Wadle, 54 years old of Nevada, Mo., (formerly of Melcher-Dallas) passed away June 23, 2014, at his home. 

Frank was on born March 19, 1960, to Raymond & Janice Wadle.  He graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School in 1978. 

Through the years he worked at the V.A. Medical Center, for a few construction companies, and was a farmhand until he was disabled. Frank also worked at Wal-Mart.

Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews and was an animal lover. He will be greatly missed by many people.

Survivors include five siblings: Nancy (Doug) Brown of St. Francis, Minn.; Edward Wadle of Melcher-Dallas; Sandra Goering of Melcher-Dallas; Geralyn (Lance) Brattain of Ft.Wayne, Ind.; and Douglas Wadle of Melcher-Dallas; 19 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Janice (Wallace) Wadle, sister Threasa Wadle, Grandparents Guy and Catherine (Metz) Wadle and Paul and Anna (Dittmer) Wallace, and his companion Nancy Beller.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, July 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Melcher. Memorials are requested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher and the Marion County Humane Society. Condolences may be shared at

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