Linda Wade, of Dowagiac

May 29, 1953 — April 26, 2020

Linda Arlene Wade, 66, of Dowagiac, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. A celebration of life memorial service will take place at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Linda was born to Robert and Phyllis (Whitmore) Clark on May 29, 1953, in Dowagiac.

She graduated from Dowagiac Union High School in 1971. Linda worked at Sealed Power for more than 20 years as a factory employee. Most recently, she worked at the Shell Gas Station where she could always be found drinking her favorite pop from their signature cups, retiring in 2017.

Linda was incredibly selfless; constantly putting others needs before her own. Referring to herself as her families personal Uber driver, Linda would love to drive her family where needed, pick up groceries for anyone who asked and assisted with any other errands that needed to be done. However, what Linda loved the most in her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spending time with them gave her the most joy and put the biggest smile on her face. She was a wonderful and caring lady who will be missed deeply by all who knew her.

Linda is survived by her parents, Robert and Phyllis Clark, of Dowagiac; son, Scott (Kerri) Wade, of Dowagiac; daughter, Tracy (Travis) Shaw, of Decatur; grandchildren, Andrea and Tyler Wade, and Taylor and Kylie Alcala; great-grandchildren, Laikyn, Kollin, Marilyn and Easton; and siblings, Larry (Tammy) Clark and Judy (Rich) Hamsher.