Wayne LaDue


December 4, 1923 - December 17, 2013


Wayne LaDue was born December 4, 1923 south of Alexandria at the farm home of his parents, L.G.  and Mary (Bryant) LaDue. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1941. On April 8, 1949 he married Irene Wolthoff.  They farmed their entire lives on the same farm on which he was born.  Wayne was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, where he served as a board member for many years. He was a long time township board member and treasurer, he served on the Hanson Farm Mutual Insurance Board, the Hanson County School Board and was president of the Corn Palace Polka Fest for numerous years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene, three daughters: Jolene (Ron) Rose, Alexandria; Peggy LaDue and her partner, Dale Zimmerman, Richmond, MN; Lee Etta (Mike Sharp) LaDue, Clearwater, MN; one son, Dennis (Laura) LaDue, Lincoln, NE; one sister, Myrle Cummings, Castlewood, SD; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.


Thursday, December 19, 2013
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Martin Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
Alexandria, South Dakota


Friday, December 20, 2013
10:00 AM
Saint Martin Lutheran Church
Alexandria, South Dakota


Greenhill Cemetery
Alexandria, South Dakota

Posted by Diane Plagmann Hansen on December 22, 2013
Irene and Family: I was so sorry to hear about Wayne's death. May it help to know others are thinking of you. It's such a bad time of year for such sadness, but the Lord helps us during these time. Take care.
Posted by Fran Hill-Rowen on December 19, 2013
Dear Irene, Jolene, Peggy, Lee and Dennis and families,
I was saddened to read of Wayne's death. He was a great guy. Contributed so much to his community. May he rest in peace. You were good neighbors to the "school section" were we summered cattle. On behalf of the Emerson Hill family, all of you have our deepest condolences.
Posted by Shirley Schoffelman on December 19, 2013
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. Wayne was a very special friend. I am grateful for all the memories of times together. He may be gone from our sight but never our memories; gone from our touch, but never our hearts. May you feel God's presence in these difficult times.
Posted by Donnie/Judy Cheeseman on December 18, 2013
Irene and family: so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Our Prayers are with you all. We have just arrived in Hawaii on the island of Oahu and will not be home until Dec. 23. Donnie was happy to see all of you at Wayne's birthday. God Bless.
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