Wade Alan Schroeder

July 7, 1970 ~ April 21, 2021

Wade A. Schroeder, 50, Atlanta, GA, formerly, Corson, SD, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from coronary issues, in Birmingham, AL.

Memorial Services are planned for 2pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation with family present will begin at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial for Wade has been established.

Wade Alan Schroeder was born on July 7, 1970, to Lyle G and Helen (Nordstrom) Schroeder and lived on an acreage north of Corson, SD. His family moved into his childhood home of Corson, SD, in 1971, where he lived most of his life.  He was the third of four children and well-known to all residents of Corson.  Wade attended Valley Springs Elementary from kindergarten through 6th grade.  As a child, he was curious about how things worked, always up for a game of kickball or softball with the Corson kids, and helped out on his Grandpa Alex’s farm with hauling hay, walking beans or chasing cattle. He graduated from Brandon Valley High School in May 1988.  In high school, Wade worked at the Luxembourg Cafe in Corson and discovered his love for cooking.  Wade made many delicious meals and enjoyed cooking for others.  

Wade found his love of drawing and creating graphics while in high school and made a career out of his passion.  Wade attended Southeast Technical Institute located in downtown Sioux Falls and graduated with a graphic design degree. He designed many T-shirts for local sprint car drivers in his early 20’s.  Anyone could find Wade at Huset’s Speedway every weekend during racing season.  He enjoyed camping with friends and trips to Cancun Mexico.

Wade married Lori Mullenix on April 12, 2003.  They moved to northwestern Georgia in 2017, for work for Fast Signs. Wade loved the area. He had no fear and lived life to the fullest. He was bigger than life.  He had a quick-wit with one-liners followed by his mischievous grin, but he had a heart of gold and would help anyone anytime. 

Wade will be deeply missed by his mother, Helen Jacobson, Brandon; siblings, Deann (Brian) DenHerder, Luverne, MN, Aaron Schroeder, Brandon, Teresa Schroeder, Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews, Keaton Jackson, Nick DenHerder, Rachel DenHerder, Haley Berglund; step-children, Brandon Smith, Kelsey, and Kourtney Mullenix; four step-grandchildren, Madison, Hayleigh, Colt, and Haydn; Uncle Dennis (Aunt Joanne) Nordstrom, Orange, CT, Aunt Elaine Gustafson, Ortonville, MN, Uncle Myron Bunger, Harrisburg, SD, Aunt Joanne (Uncle Leo) Heggen, Brandon, SD, Aunt Karen (Uncle Bob) Saxer, Absarokee, MT, and Aunt Janelle Schroeder, Denver, CO; along with several cousins.

Wade was preceded in death by his father, Lyle G. Schroeder; grandparents, Glenn and Arlene Schroeder, Alex and Ethel Nordstrom; uncles and aunts, Melvin and Shari Jones, Peggy Bunger, Neil and Glenice McNab, Carroll and Marietta Nordstrom, and Ronald Gustafson; and cousin, Damon Bunger. 

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  • Elaine Gustafson says:

    My heart is broken. Loved you so much.

  • Donna Hewitt says:

    Helen and family; I am so sorry for your loss.
    “Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved and missed and very dear.”

  • Randi and Heather Miller says:

    Rest in peace Wade! You will forever be in our hearts and memories.

  • I have great memories of Wade. He was a wonderful, fun-loving guy who was sincere and had an endearing approach to life – hardworking, kindhearted, and devoted to his friends. He will be extremely missed by many.

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