Gregory Wade, 56 of Elm Creek, NE passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Elm Creek Chapel with Alberto Silva officiating. Interment will follow at Elwood Cemetery.

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Gregory Roy Wade was born March 28, 1964 in Lexington, NE to Robert and Catherine (Clough) Wade. He grew in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1982. After graduation, he furthered his education at Kearney State College.

Gregory was a hard worker and enjoyed every job he had. Growing up he worked at 6th Street Food Store, Vern Riddle Construction, and worked on a Wheat Harvesting Crew. Greg also worked at Ace Irrigation and Cabela’s Call Center. He was a proud member of the Nebraska National Guard. Greg was also a member of Heroes Across Nebraska and Elm Creek American Legion. He was a very generous person and always willing to give whenever he could. His nieces and nephews had fond memories of riding his wheelchair.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Catherine (Howard) Eltiste of Holdrege, NE; sister, Sonia Howard of Gothenburg, NE; brother, Robert Todd (Tonia) Wade of Douglas, NE; stepbrothers, Tim Wamsley, and Scott Wamsley; stepsisters, Sheri Ballhorst, Marie Rodriguez, and Michelle Smith; aunts, Marilyn (Myron) Dawson of Elwood, NE and Pat Wade of Oswego, KS; nieces and nephews, Monte (Amy) Brummet, Tasha (Mike) Von Kaenel, Durea (Justin Brady) Howard, Sam Brummet, and Rachel Howard; as well as several great nieces, great nephews and extended family and friends.

Greg was preceded in death by his father, Robert R. Wade.

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