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“Mike was a great dispatcher, a great friend, and someone who always watched our backs. He will be sorely missed. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Schorpp - AR - Coworker

“I am sorry for your loss. Mike and I worked together at the Sheriff's Dept. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Pilgrim - Bradenton, FL

“Mike was a good man and the world is better for him being here for as long as we were allowed to have him here. Love, prayers, hugs, and condolences. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jeanine Hilton (Yates) - Rockton, IL

“I worked with Mike at the Sheriff's Department, always enjoyed his sense of humor. RIP Mike. all my sympathies to the family. he loved his "nanner" ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Suter - fulton, IL

“i am so sorry to hear of Mikes passing i am his dads youngest sister ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: marcia beemer - colona, IL

“My Heart and prayers are with all of you ! Mike was such a kind hearted man! Big teddy bear! Bless him! No more pain! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Williams - Rockfalls, IL

“Mike was a great guy. He was always willing to share a moment with you and was always a bright spot in my day when I would see him. I am sure that...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Gary Spencer - Morrison

“So sorry for your loss. Mike was a cheerful, happy guy who loved his wife & family. I enjoyed working with him. He could always make me laugh and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Riggen - Coworker

“RIP Brother in law you fought a long hard battle, we sure are going to miss you. Fly High!!! ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa and David Turner - IL

“Nanner, I am so sorry fr your loss. Mike was a fine guy and I'm honored to have had the pleasure of working with him as a fellow dispatcher. We had...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Maureen (Wall) Frankfother - IL


STERLING – Michael T. Wade, 56 of Sterling died Friday June 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born on September 30, 1960 in Sterling, the son of William Hart and Judith Ann Fry. He married LeAnne Waters on October 4, 1983. Mike was employed by the Whiteside County Sherriff's Department as a tele communicator for 20 years retiring in 2012. He served in the US Airforce from October 30, 1979 – January 8, 1982.

Survivors include his wife; his father William Hart of Monmouth; his mother Judith Fry of Rock Falls; daughter Erin Kindle (Ritchie Quigg) of Sterling; sons: Joey Sharp of Waco, TX, Seth Wade of Sterling, Cole Wade of Sterling; his sisters: Jo-lea Hart Coffman of Morrison, Jeanette Jones and Paula Baldwin both of Rock Falls; his brothers: Bill Hart Jr, Rob Jones Jr of Rock Falls and Shawn Fry of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Preceded in death by his step father; one brother; grandparents; his father and mother-in-law; special nephew and special sister-in-law.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 12noon – 1:30 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow at 1:30 PM. Military honors will conclude the services.

Memorials to Happy Tails and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.