Albert E. Bade
Albert E. Bade, age 80, of Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born November 6, 1936 in Des Plaines to Carl and Esther (nee Winkelman) Bade. He was the former owner of Bade Bike Shop in Des Plaines. Albert was a friend to everyone. If someone needed help, he was always there for them. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, whom he married on March 26, 1955; his son, Michael; his daughter, Vickie; his grandchildren, Peter, Alex (Emily) and Carly; his brothers, James (Bonnie) and Arthur (Gail); his sister, Joyce Bade (the late Ken) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. All funeral services are private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.
While browsing Des Plaines history on google, came upon the obituary of Al Bade. My memories of the Bade family are the original bicycle shop, in the back of Gniots Standard Oil Station and next to the Prince Castle. The new business building was built across the street next to the big white house that housed Al’s Central School teachers Ms Dorghty and Ms Calder.
Back in 1957, 58 and 59, the local YMCA sponsored a Church softball league and Christ E&R church won the championships those years. E&R’s team was led by second baseman Al Bade.
Al’s teammates Wayne Kaufmann, 1B, Hugo Dahm, SS, Harold Fendius, 3B, Earl Barnhart, C, Lenny Wolfe, P, Larry Poyer, LF, Terry Smith, CF, John Prellberg, RF, Gary Smith, SCF, and rooters Pastor Wobbe, Mr. Kerbs and Mr. Fred Fulle, all offer our condolences to Al, his wife, children and the entire Bade family. Rest in Peace Al.
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