Wade "Gumpy" Hampton Hedemark Sr.
A beloved Husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022. He was 56 years old and born to Betty and Richard (Hedemark) of Minneapolis. Wade attended Roosevelt High School where during his junior year, he enlisted to the U.S Army. Soon after graduation he was given his first assignment and sent off to Fort Stewart, Georgia. After a year he was reassigned to Hawaii where he met the love of his life, Roberta. After 8 years of active duty, they relocated to Minneapolis where they built their beautiful life and raised their family. Wade never spoke too much about his years in the Army but was very honored and proud to have served his country.
Wade was best known for his quick witted humor, generous spirit, and love for all things hunting and outdoors. He enjoyed quiet fishing dates with his wife down by Lake Hiawatha and playing softball with his friends. He worked as a letter carrier for the Powderhorn Post Office for 29 years and was very well known and loved by the community. Wade was set to retire next fall.
He is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Richard. He is survived by his wife Roberta Ana, their children Maile (John), Maraiah (Johani), Wade Jr. (Sareth), Megan, and their 9 grandchildren. Brothers Richard, Joseph (Hedemark), and sister Kathy (Wood). A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6 2022 at 11:00am at the Bradshaw Funeral Home on Minnehaha and wake will be held from 5-7 the evening prior.