Edward Ray Gade, the son of Raymond and Dorothy Gade was born on September 9, 1951 in Heron Lake, Minnesota. He earned a bachelor's degree for Mechanical Engineering from Southwest Minnesota State University at Marshall, Minnesota. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer until his retirement.
Ed was recently reunited and married to his school classmate, Rhonda Scheppmann. He enjoyed golfing, riding his motorcycle, woodworking and leather working. In 2011, Ed crossed off an item on his bucket list when he rode to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. His family was his greatest joy in life.
Ed passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home in Spirit Lake, Iowa, at the age of 67.
Edward is survived by his wife Rhonda Scheppmann; daughter Rachael (John) Taylor; son Ray (Kathlynn) Gade; grandchildren, Drew, Lucas, Elijah, Micah and Emma; brother, Dennis Gade; sister, Barbara Gade.
Edward is preceded in death by parents Raymond and Dorothy Gade.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.