James "Jim" H. Stade, age 79, a former resident of Wheaton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Bria of Geneva in Geneva, Illinois. He was born April 20, 1941 in Chicago to Bertil Harold and Joyce G. Stade. Jim was a graduate of Oak Park High School and University of IL with a B.F.A. in Industrial Design. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 until 1967. Jim and Don Shutters shared a business partnership in patent illustration for over 40 years in downtown Chicago. Jim served in leadership roles at church. Jim was an avid fan of the Cubs and jazz music, who also loved to run and bike. In addition to being a loving husband, proud father and grandfather, he enjoyed painting, building things, John Wayne movies and looked forward to family gatherings. His mother, father and sister Gail Susan preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Christine, to whom he was married 52 years, his sons Eric (Kelly) and Scott, his grandchildren Samuel Joseph, Nathan Benjamin, Joanna Elizabeth, Eden Jael and Tariku Jeremiah, nieces Judith & Deborah, nephew Alex and grandniece Madison and many friends. A visitation will be held December 11, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lombard Assembly of God, 447 W. North Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment and military honors will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to the Illinois Right to Life or Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD).