Wade Francis Slagle, 56 formerly of Remer, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday July 6, 2022.  He was born in 1965 in St. Paul, MN at St. John’s Hospital to Gary and Maurinetta “Marty” Slagle.  

   Wade was a 1984 graduate of Northland High School in Remer, MN and a 1989 graduate of Thief River Falls Technical Institute where he earned a diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

   Wade grew up outdoors, often camping, hunting, trapping, and riding a dirt bike. Those passions would carry through Wade’s adventures and interests throughout his life. Most at home in nature, behind a camera lens, or on one of his many motor bikes, Wade dug deep into everything he loved. Gifted with the ability to talk to anyone about anything, Wade was an avid reader and never turned down a good debate or game night. Wade earned his private pilot’s license and enjoyed a career as an airline mechanic before following his love of travel and making his own path as an over the road trucker. From the Oshkosh Airshow to Road America races, Wade loved taking in all of the action and activities with his friends. 

   A compassionate and gentle person with a quick wit, Wade was a trusted confidant, the perfect trivia partner, and an encyclopedia of movie references. Of all Wade accomplished and saw in his life, his family will most fondly remember him for his loyalty, his love of the outdoors and the beauty in all of nature’s smallest details, and his deep ability to love; love his family, his friends, his hobbies, and his passions. 

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

   Wade is survived by his loving parents, Gary and Maurinetta Slagle of Remer; brother; Wes Slagle (Tammy) of Remer; sister, Wendy Slagle (Kassie) of Andover; nieces and nephew, Eryn Slagle, Jack Slagle, Aniki Bolles and Avery Bolles; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

   Wade was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel (Ed) and Ethel Slagle, Wesley (Bud) and Noreen (Rene) Carpenter; aunts and uncles, Charles Slagle (Infant), Harland and Gloria Slagle, Doris Demars, Jan and Ken Kline, Edward Slagle, Joyce Miller, Dick Slagle; cousins, Phillip Fishel, Ronald Fishel Jr. and Casey Slagle.

   Visitation will be Friday, July 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Longville Bible Chapel, 5116 MN-84, Longville, MN 56655. Luncheon immediately following at the church. Interment at a later date. 

   Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To   sign   the   online   guestbook   or   send   condolences   visit   www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.