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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).

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Published in Daily Herald on Dec. 11, 2020.
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December 12, 2020
Dear Mrs. Christine "Chris" Stade,

Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you, your family and friends. Encouragement and peace to the Stade family and friends on the Homegoing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Jim had a smile continuously , Jim knew your presence and had beguiling smile and facial expression when ever you sung for him.
Jim recognized and knew when you was in the same room and near him.

Caroline Williams-Hughes, BSW, MSW
Social Services Director
Bria Health Services of Geneva
Geneva, IL
Caroline William Hughes
December 12, 2020
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Cheri Ruffolo. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of James H. Stade.
Cheri Ruffolo
December 11, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Hultgren Family and Staff
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