Oct. 10, 1918 - Jan. 1, 2008
ATTICA — Willard N. Shade, 89, of Attica died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital of Willard after declining health for the past year.
He was born Oct. 10, 1918 in rural Willard to the late Earl and Anna (Ebringer) Shade. He was first married March 17, 1948 to Aldean (Schafer) Shade, who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1951 then married June 6, 1953 to Pauline (Leonhart) Shade, who survives and had been married 54 years.
He worked hard all of his live in building, electrical, plumbing and heating trade. He was very kind hearted and he enjoyed providing for others in need. He loved his John Deere to mow and blow snow with, he also enjoyed his pond, gardening and worked with Shard Plumbing and Heating until health forced him to stop. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons, W. Norman (Patricia) Shade, of Zanesville, and Rodney (Sharon) Shade, of Attica; four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dalton Shade, of Norwalk, Herbert Shade, of Republic, and Robert Shade, of Willard, three sisters, Mildred Sweet, of Norwalk, and Violet (Richard) Snook and Evelyn Baxter, both of Willard.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Ernest Shade; two brothers-in-law, Henry Sweet and Kenneth Baxter; and two sisters-in-law, Grace Shade and Thelma Shade; and one grandson, Brian Shade.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 1295 W. Tiffin St., Attica and 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kathleen Shuck officiating. Burial will be in the Attica-Venice Twp Cemetery, Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 326 S. Main St., Attica or Attica EMS, P.O. Box 377, Attica, Ohio 44807 or the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at www.lindseykocher.com.