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Wade Geary

Obituary for Wade Geary

September 25, 1965 - July 25, 2017
Adair, Iowa | Age 51


Wade J. Geary, 51, of Adair, Iowa died Monday July 24, 2017 at his home in Adair.

Celebration of Life Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate.

Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the family. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at

Wade Jay Geary was born September 25, 1965 in City of Commerce, California to Virgil J. Geary and Suzan Jane Knighton. He was educated at Arlington High School in Riverside, Calif. Wade moved from California in 1984 with his father working construction in various places around the Midwest before settling in Kansas City for several years. In 1989 Wade moved to Des Moines with Mary Richards. They were married on April 27, 1991, in Creston, IA then moved to Creston in 1994. Together they had three children, Taylor, Madison and Garret. In 1995, he started work at Wellman's in the saw room and then was promoted to Supervisor in 2000. Wade and Mary later divorced.

In 2007, Wade married Melissa Ross in Creston and they moved to Indiana. He returned to Iowa in 2008. They later divorced.

Wade moved to Adair in 2008 where he worked with Dave Irlmeier doing home construction. Wade loved to play pool, chess the game of Risk, and loved watching NASCAR and football.

Survivors include his mother, Suzan Knighton of Jonesville, Mich.; step-mother, Rosalee Geary of Weldon, IA.; two daughters, Taylor Geary of Minneapolis, MN.; Madison Geary of Dallas, TX.; one son, Garret Geary of Ames, Iowa; one granddaughter, Alexis Moeller; two sisters, Sahrina Geary of Creston, IA.; Star Knighton of Corning, Iowa.; four brothers, Virgil (wife Kasey) Geary of Aransas Pass, Texas.; Alan Geary of San Manuel, Ariz.; Toby (wife Erin) Knighton of Dallas, Texas and Jeff; a niece, Brandy Geary; three nephews, Jacek Holmes, Virgil Geary, and Richard Geary and numerous other family members.

Wade was preceded in death by his father Virgil, his uncle Larry Geary, aunt Beverly Geary and grandparents, Dudley and Norma Johnson and Jess and Mabel Geary.



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