Edward Tade, Jr. passed away October 23, 2015 in Great Falls, MT at age 86 after a short battle with cancer at the Peace Hospice House surrounded by family.
Ed was born in 1929 in Ossette, MT attended to by a midwife to Lillian and Edward Tade, Sr and was the oldest of six children.
Ed lived on the family farm and attended schools in Nashua, MT graduating in 1947. Ed was a man of many careers, starting with dairy cows, refuse contractor for the City of Glasgow, raising cattle and hay and finally becoming a grocer for forty years. His grocery career started in Glasgow at Buttrey Foods on the south side in Glasgow, then Gordons Foods, and eventually with Western Warehouse/Supervalu and County Market in Great Falls, MT.
In 1950 he met and married Mary Moseley and from that union four children were born, Larry, Jerry, Debbie and Vicki. They later divorced.
In 1970 he married Hulda Aitken and together they raised six children, Lynda, Shirley, Margaret, Nancy, Larry and Lisa.
Ed was known and will be remembered as a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Ed was a farmer at heart and was always most content working in his garden or doing wood working projects. Ed was the neighborhood handyman doing snow removal, lawn mowing and carpentry for a nearby small apartment building. Ed always came back to the love of the land and looked forward to the fall harvest on his brother’s and nephew’s farms. For several years Ed & Hulda spent winters in Arizona and traveling with his siblings and spouses. Ed always remembered life’s special events with either a card or telephone call.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian (Stroud) & Edward Tade, Sr, brother; Marvin Tade and his spouse Ellen; brothers-in-law, Sam Sauer and Alex Zygmond and his lifelong friend Harold Eide.
Ed is survived by his wife Hulda Mae of Great Falls; his sisters LaDonna Sauer; Marcia Zygmond & Helen (Clarence) Elkin all of Billings, MT, brother Ron (Norma Jean) of Scobey, children; Larry E. (Bev) Tade; Jerry (Teresa) Tade, Debbie Tade, & Vicki (Sean) Beaulieu; Lynn Wetterling, Shirley Aitken; Margaret (Sidney) Godolphin; Nancy Aitken-Nobles (Buddy Nobles); Lisa (Tom) Brieske & Larry R. (Simone) Tade.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.