Wade Lake

Obituary of Wade L. Lake

Wade L. Lake, age 58, of Joliet, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, October 2, 2022 in the emergency room of Silver Cross Hospital. 

Born June 14, 1964 in Joliet to Arthur M. Lake, Sr. and Judy (Gordon) Lake. Wade was a lifelong resident of Joliet and a graduate of Joliet East High School.

Wade served his country honorably as a Sergeant of the U.S. Army, most notably as an active duty member during Operation Desert Storm.  He was a Teamster during his early professional career as a member of Local#179 and also was an active member of the Belmont Athletic Club.  Wade transitioned into owning a small business as proprietor of the Saloon 2 located in Joliet until his passing.  He loved spending what little free time he had on the open road with his Harley Davidson motorcycle.  He was a dedicated and loving son, brother, father, and grandfather.  His no nonsense approach to life and willingness to take the road less traveled leaves his family and friends with countless fond memories to aid in carrying them through this most difficult loss. 

Wade is survived by his children Wade D. (Jamie) Lake, Cory Lake, and Brooke Lake, and grandchildren Emily, Searlait, and Makenzy Lake, and Chase and Harper Corrigan.  He is also survived by his mother Judy Lake; brothers, Arthur (Anita) Lake, Randy (Trish) Lake, Brian (Jenny) Lake, Tim (Sarah) Lake; and his sister, Wendy (Bob) Churchill.

He is preceded by his son Ryan Neal Lake; his father Arthur M. Lake, Sr.; and his brother Kenneth (Gina) Lake.

Visitation for Wade L. Lake will be held on Monday, October 10, 2022, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow with full military honors provided by the United States Army at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. 

For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, October 10, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, Illinois, United States
Full military honors will be provided by the United States Army.
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