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Wade D. Telaar

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“I am sorry to discover Wade's passing. wade and i were friends from age 7 until we graduated from Van Buren High School in 1972. we were members of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jim McKnight - Van Buren, AR

“I met Wade in 2001 when I started at Coke-Cola. Wade was the lead mechanic on D Crew. I learned alot from Wade the years I worked with him he was a...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Larry Meyer

“Dan, Charly, Stephannie, Norichan, and other family and friends of Wade, Deepest sympathy for the loss of Wade. You are in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy & Scott Roe - Columbus, OH

“It is difficult to express the sorrow that we feel for your loss but wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you in this time of sadness. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: John and Joyce Parr - Ft. Smith, AR

“Chas, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. ((hugs)) ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kaira - MI

“Chas and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of Wade. Many the many memories of his love and support help you through these...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Frank O'Gara - Arlington, VA, VA

“May God give Wade's gentle soul peace, through Jesus Christ. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jon Den Houter - pastor

Wade’s life began on May 14, 1954 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of Doyle and Ann (Harris) Telaar. He was united in marriage in August of 1992 to Denise Stegall Telaar, who preceded him in death in 2006. Wade had been employed by Mennel Milling Company in Dowagiac and most recently by Coca Cola in Paw Paw. He and Denise were master gardeners, operating Enchanted Gardens. They loved to be together working outside. His family includes his mother Ann Telaar of Dowagiac, sister Jane (Andy) Anderson of Dowagiac, step sons Daniel (Stephannie) Hoff of Fort Wayne, and Charles (Noriko) Hoff of Okinawa, Japan, nieces and nephews Timothy (Casey) Anderson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Joshua (Mary Brown) Anderson of St. Louis, Dale (Stephanie) Anderson of Livonia, step grand children Mike Hoff, John Hoff, both of Fort Wayne, Cole Hoff and Emmy Hoff, both of Okinawa, great nieces Julia Robinson, Victoria Anderson, both of Cedar Rapids and Amelia Anderson of Livonia. Wade passed away on November 27, 2009 at his home. In addition to his wife, Wade is preceded in death by his father Doyle Telaar. His family will gather with friends on Sunday February 7, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Yazel & Clark Chapel where his memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. led by Pastor Jon Den Houter. Private interment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions in Wade’s name may be directed to Cass County Animal Control. Please sign his memory book and leave a message for his family at

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