Wade Mindemann - Obituaries

Wade Mindemann

May 3, 1964 - August 29, 2017
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Wade Leonard Mindemann
Apache, OK

Was born May 3, 1964 in Lawton, OK to Leroy Helmuth and Sherry Kay (Jones) Mindemann. He passed away at his home in Apache on August 29th, at the age of 53.

Wade grew up with a love for cooking. Even at an early age, he would come up with original recipes on his own. He had even hoped, someday, to publish his own cookbook. After graduating from Apache High School, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management. He managed several top restaurants, including, The Wichita Club in Wichita Falls, TX, Martin’s in Lawton, the Country Club in Garden City, KS, and was the Food Service Director at Ten Oaks Retirement Center in Lawton. He also worked at the Apache Sale Barn Café for a while. While working at Ten Oaks, he developed a love of caring for people, and found a calling in becoming a private home health care worker. Wade continued his love of cooking and baking, and could be found taking cookies to his favorite nurses, or a plate of his famous deviled eggs or a delicious casserole to a church dinner or community gathering. Wade also had a green thumb, and raised a garden and grew many beautiful flowers. Wade was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Apache.

He is survived by:
2 brothers and their wives-

Travis and Jennifer Mindemann Apache, OK
Todd and Monica Mindemann Rush Springs, OK

1 step-brother-
Walter “Buster” Albrecht Norman, OK

2 step-sisters-
Kathy Bell Apache, OK
Claudia and husband, Lynn Smith Elgin, OK

Several nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends

He was preceded in death by:
His father, Leroy Mindemann
Mother, Sherry Kay Mindemann
Step-mother, Elaine Mindemann
1 sister, Kelly Eileen Mindemann
2 nephews, James Michael Mindemann, Michael Bell

Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crews Funeral Home.

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Lori McCanse
Wellington, KS
We always loved you Wade... you will be deeply missed!
Martha Padgett Ross
Trophy Club, TX
I was so upset and shocked to hear about Wade passing away.  He was such a close friend when we were growing up.

I will always remember and cherish the times we spent together - me "helping" him feed to calves on the farm and our many "very necessary" trips to Lawton when we were on Student Council together.

Wade - I will miss you very much!
Sandy Prewitt
Arcadia, OK
RIP My friend
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