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Laura Ann Wade, 65

Laura Ann Wade, 65, of Park Rapids, died on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids with Rev. Gene Broughton officiating....

Laura Ann Wade, 65, of Park Rapids, died on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids with Rev. Gene Broughton officiating. A visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Poplar Cemetery of Superior, Wis. Following the service a luncheon will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1941, to Wayne and Dorthy (Clark) Haworth, in Superior, Wis. She attended school in this area graduating with the class of 1959. She married Norman Wade on June 2, 1962, in St. Paul, Minn. They had two children. They lived in New Brighton, Minn. In addition to providing a warm and loving home for her family, she also worked for Minnesota Mutual, Northrup King and finally Deluxe Check Printers where she worked until her retirement in 1990. They retired to the Park Rapids area in 1992.

She enjoyed travel, she and her husband visited nearly all 50 states, including Alaska, in their travel trailer. They also enjoyed taking cruises to exotic destinations. She enjoyed fishing and spent many summer evenings on area lakes angling for walleyes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was also an avid bingo player.

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She is survived by her husband of Park Rapids; children, Bryan (Dawn) Wade of Hudson, Wis., and Cheryl (Rob) Flotron of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren; sister, Dolly (Rollie) Larson of Tucson, Ariz.; brother, Wayne (Patty) Haworth of Superior, Wis.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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