BUTLER — Donna J. Wade, 74, of Butler, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born May 26, 1942, in Butler to Clarence R. and Ruby A. (Synsell) Chapman. She worked for 16 years at DeKalb Molded Plastics in Butler and for 10 years at Wal-Mart before retiring in 2007. She was an avid Cubs fan and cherished the fact that she was able to finally see them as World Champions. Donna married Roy C. Wade on February 3, 1973, in Waterloo and he passed on March 25, 2016. Surviving are a son and two daughters, Steve (Yvette) Carper of Butler, Barb Carper of Hudson and Crystal (Chris) Emerick of Angola; three grandchildren, Matthew Carper, Trent Emerick and Mara Emerick; two great-grandchildren, Myleigh Carper and Olivia Carper;and two brothers and a sister, Donald R. (Pam) Chapman of Auburn, Larry E. (Julie) Chapman of Auburn and Margaret L. (Jack) Pommert of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Janice Kimple. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, with Dr. Robert Craig officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Butler. Calling is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com .
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