Scott William Wade, 74, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, crossed over into the loving arms of his departed family and pets on March 16, 2023 after a 15-month battle with cancer.
Scott Wade was a marshmallow soul, a little crusty on the outside, soft and warm hearted on the inside. He will be missed and remembered by the many people whose lives he touched. Scott was a very positive influence on his fellow teachers and the students at Holmen High School and a leader in his military unit. His family hopes he is driving his dream BMW through heavenly vineyards and playing on the blissful clouds with his kitties that passed before him, Glutwell, Midnight, and Spooky.
Scott, everyone you left in this world recognizes that you are gone but we are happy that you now reside in peace and love. We will always love you and miss you until we can meet again.
Scott was born to Amos and Lorraine (nee. Schlagel) Wade in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on April 4, 1948. He graduated Omro High School in 1966 and attended UW-Oshkosh in Wisconsin and received his teaching degree. He also attended Winona State University, Minnesota for a master’s degree.
Scott left Oshkosh on January 7, 1969 to serve his country in Vietnam as a Navy Corpsman supporting the Marines and saving lives on the Vietnam battlefield. After returning from Vietnam, Scott remained with the Navy Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1978. Scott then continued to serve in the Wisconsin Army National Guard 32nd Infantry Brigade in Eau Claire, Wisconsin until he retired in 1992. Scott was a lifetime member of the Thomas Rooney VFW Post 1530 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
After graduating from UW-Oshkosh Scott taught at Holmen High School as a Social Studies teacher for 33 years. He enjoyed history, telling stories, collecting baseball memorabilia (Scott became an expert in the Negro Baseball League), and he also collected coins. Scott loved spending time playing with his kitties, going to antique auctions, target shooting, traveling (Scott learned to pilot a long-boat in Wales for a week on the canals), playing canasta with his family, watching the birds, and spending as much time outside as he possibly could. Scott loved Mel Brooks films, Lancelot Link-Secret Chimp television series with the Evolution Revolution Band, and the Three Stooges.
Scott is survived by his wife, Amy Jo Wade, his son, Timothy Wade, his step-daughters, JaNelle Merry (Cleveland Gombar, spouse) and Jennifer Hargraves, his brothers Ames and Randy Wade, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and assorted other family along with many caring friends.
Scott was a very generous soul so in lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be given to one of Scott’s favorite charities, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Humane Society, or the Southwest Indian Foundation.
Join us to celebrate Scott’s life on the two following dates:
Sunday, April 16, 2023. A Celebration of life will be held at from 11am-2pm at American Legion Post 284, 419 1st Ave. W, Holmen, WI.
Saturday, May 6, 2023. A Memorial celebration will be held at 10:30am at the Fort Howard Memorial Park, 1350 N. Military Avenue, Green Bay, WI. Honor Guard to follow at 11:30am at the Field of Honor at Fort Howard Memorial Park. Irish Wake will be held at Noon at St. Brendan’s Inn, 234 S. Washington Street, Green Bay, WI. Join the family in sharing stories of Scott, Irish music, Irish fare, and many toasts to Scott.
Scott’s family wishes to thank all of the caregivers at UW- Carbone Cancer Treatment Center and the Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Madison, WI, Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL, Bellin Hospital and Cancer Treatment Center in Green Bay, WI, and all the staff at Unity Hospice and Green Bay Health Services who tried to make him as comfortable as possible during his journey with cancer.