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February 14, 2014

Raymond Wadle

Melcher-Dallas — Raymond Wadle, 82, of Melcher-Dallas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at his home. 

Raymond was born on May 13, 1931, to Guy & Catherine (Metz) Wadle in Bauer, Iowa. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On June 30, 1956, Raymond was united in marriage to Janice F. Wallace.

Raymond was a farmer by heart and did so until his full retirement in 1991. Through the years he was also employed by Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel, Lacona COOP and later at the V.A. Medical Center until he retired in 1975 to the farm.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, held an honorary lifetime membership to the Knights of Columbus - Chariton Chapter, 62-year active membership with the Dallcher Post #632 Legion in Melcher-Dallas. Raymond was a man of many talents. He played the banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, piano and other instruments. He never learned to read music, he played by sound and memory.  Raymond played the fiddle at many Blue Grass Festivals and also at the Rosemount and Bauer Picnics.  His band was known as the "String Busters".  Raymond looked forward to family meals. His friends and family remember him as being a spectacular cook. He was a little bit ornery at times and loved to tease his kids and grandkids. Everyone in the family had a nickname and it was used frequently. Raymond Wadle was a hard working family man that will be missed by many people.   

Survivors include six children: Nancy (Doug) Brown of St. Francis, Minn., Frankie Wadle of Nevada, Mo., Edward Wadle of Melcher-Dallas, Sandra Goering of Melcher-Dallas, Geralyn (Lance) Brattain of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Douglas Wadle of Melcher-Dallas, 18 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, many step-great grandchildren, brother, James (Fran) Wadle of Knoxville and a special friend Naomi Miller of Melcher-Dallas. He was preceded in death by his daughter Threasa Wadle, wife, Janice Wadle and two brothers: Bernard and Frank Wadle. 

Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Steve Ebel officiating. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Dallcher Legion Post #632 in Melcher-Dallas or Honor Flight Network. Condolences may be shared at

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