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Margaret Wade

July 16, 1919 – April 9, 2018

Margaret M. Wade, age 98, of Fremont passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at Nye Legacy.

Margaret was born July 16, 1919, to Adolph and Amelia (Kay) Bichel in Wakefield. She attended and graduated from Wakefield High School. She married Chet M. Wade on Sept. 24, 1955, in Columbus. Margaret was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company where she worked for over 20 years, first as an operator, then as office staff.

She was a member of the Fremont Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Women church circle. She enjoyed getting together with her telephone “gals” and had quite the collection of salt and pepper shakers. Above all, she enjoyed the time she got to spend with her family.

Preceded by husband Chet Wade and brothers, Marvin A. Bichel and Robert L. Bichel.

Survived by brother, Richard K. Bichel of Greenville, South Carolina; sister -in-law, Quintella S. Bichel (Robert) of Olathe, Kansas; cousin, Lois (Ed) Kemble of Lincoln; nieces and nephews, Steven (Susan) Bichel of Greenville, Jeff Bichel of Houston, Mark (Vicki) Bichel of Overland Park, Kansas, Susan (Tony) Goodbar of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Karen (Stephen) Gradwohl of Lenexa, Kansas, Doris (Keith) Nieman of Fremont, Ronnie (Rayola) Riley of Fremont; and many great-nieces and nephews and distant cousins.

Memorials may be directed to Nye Legacy.

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Visitation will be held at 12 noon on Friday, April 13, at Dugan Funeral Chapel in Fremont. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Dugan Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be held at Memorial Cemetery.

Dugan Funeral Chapel, 751 N. Lincoln Ave, Fremont, NE 68025, 402-721-2880

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