FLAESCHEL—Wade Allan Flaeschel, 38, of Roseburg, Ore., passed away at his home in Canyonville on June 3, 2022.
Wade was born in Chico, Calif., on May 17, 1984, to Craig and Lori Flaeschel. He attended high school in Quincy, Calif., and soon after joined the US Army on April 19, 2004. On Oct. 10, 2005, he received an Army commendation medal for his exemplary service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After this, he was discharged in 2006.
In 2012, Wade decided to pack his bags and move to Oregon to be with his dad and pursue a degree in forestry service, of which he received an AA of Sciences at Umpqua Community College.
Wade was a patriot who deeply loved his country and was proud of his service in the US Army. His unique perspective, thoughtful deliberation and “ear to ear” grin will be sorely missed by all.
Wade was preceded in death by his father, Craig Allan Flaeschel, grandfather Allan Flaeschel, uncles Corrie Braden, Blake Hennings and Robert “Uncle Robbie” Braden, and cousin Drew Hennings. Wade is survived by his mother, Lori Elizabeth Braden Newton, brother Evan Flaeschel, stepfather Dave Newton, two grandmothers, Lori Paisley and Genny Braden, two aunts, Diane Crookshank-Flaeschel and Robin Hennings, and multiple cousins and extended family.