Grade, Dave N.

Posted: Thu 1:51 PM, Nov 15, 2012
Funeral Home: Brainard
Dave N. Grade, age 72, of Wausau died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Hospice House, Wausau.

Dave was born on October 5, 1940 in Wausau to the late Harvey and Ruth (Nelson) Grade. He married Mary Potter on December 21, 1968.

Dave attended Wausau Schools K-12 and graduated from Wausau High. He earned a BA and MA in Music Education from UWSP. For forty-three years he taught music at Rothschild, Easton, and Hatley Elementary Schools. Several generations of children enjoyed performing in his Christmas and Spring Musicals. He brought the President's Own Marine Band twice to the area. In retirement, he served on the Child Evangelism Fellowship State Board.

Dave delighted in his children and grandchildren and supported them in their athletic, musical or dance endeavors. He enjoyed pulling them behind the boat, playing the marble game or dominoes, and sipping root beer on the front porch. He enjoyed fishing with his buddies which was really more talking around the campfire than fishing. He enjoyed the music of Bill & Gloria Gaither and male quartets.

Survivors include his wife Mary Grade of Wausau ; children Ann (Will) Nygaard of Wausau daughters Hannah and Naomi; Tim (Susie) Grade of Denver, CO, son, Russell; Dano (Krissy) Grade of Wausau daughter, Brenna; brother-in-law Keith (Judy) Potter of Warrens, WI; two nephews and many cousins.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Tim Grade will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:30 pm until the time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christ the Rock Bible Church, 4414 W. Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401 or to the Hospice House, 530 N. 32nd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401.

He will be sadly missed for his caring, generous heart, but "for me to live is Christ, but to die is gain:" Philippians 1:21.

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