Wade E. "Bud" Nolden
Wade was born Oct. 4, 1918, the son of William Everett and Edna Grace Wade Nolden in Meredosia.
He graduated from Carthage High School in 1936 and went on to attend Carthage College. He left after his freshman year after signing as a pitcher with the Jonesboro White Sox, a farm team for the Chicago White Sox, where he met with great success. On March 7, 1943, Wade was united in marriage to Helen Main in Carthage. On March 13, 1942, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served during World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam wars. He retired on Feb. 1, 1977, as a Sergeant Major/Master Gunnery Sergeant. During his service time he earned the Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense and Vietnam Campaign Medals. Wade then worked as a scheduler and planner at the Iowa Ammunition Plant in Burlington, Iowa, retiring from there in 1981. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage.
Wade is survived by his wife, Helen, of Carthage; three children, William E. Nolden of Carthage, Jennifer (Darrell) Reynolds of Macomb, and Christopher (LaDonna) Nolden of Carthage; seven grandchildren, Briana Nolden, Gracie and Caitlin Whalen, Isaac (Lydiana), Henry, Molly, and Vincent "Will" Nolden; two sisters, Alice Soerensen of Monument, Colo., and Patricia Aden of Ludington, Mich.; and two cousins, Phillip and Kathleen Wade, both of Springfield, Ill.
Wade was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in infancy, Serena Grace Nolden; and a sister, Helen Shutt.
SERVICES: Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage with military rites.
VISITATION: There will be no visitation.
MEMORIALS: Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage or the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.
ARRANGEMENTS: Printy Funeral Home, Carthage, Ill.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.