Giles H. Wadle

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Giles H. Wadle

October 31, 1929 - August 28, 2016

Giles H. Wadle, of Pleasantville, passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 86. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10:30 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Knoxville. Family received friends on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the church. A Vigil Service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Giles to the Marion County Special Olympics or St. Anthony's Cemetery in Knoxville. Online condolences may be shared at
Giles Henry Wadle was born on October 31, 1929 at home near Lacona to Henry Leo and Clara Angelia Dittmer Wadle. He attended country school through the eighth grade and worked on the farm until joining the Navy and serving during the Korean Conflict from 1950 until 1954. In Giles' letter of accommodation in separating from the Navy it was written, " outstanding attitude of pleasantness and fine spirit...". This rang true throughout all of Giles' life.
After serving in the Navy he worked at Solar Aircraft Company while attending Capital City Commercial College; graduating with a degree in accounting. He was married to Mary Judith Murphy on October 20, 1956 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Knoxville. They were blessed with three children: Maureen, Kaye, and Michael. Giles and Mary farmed together for over 54 years. He loved the hard work, good friends, and the faith and closeness to God that farming provided. Giles never met a stranger, always enjoying coffee with friends or making new ones at farm sales and other events. He enjoyed staying in contact with his siblings and traveling; especially to see nieces and nephews. His grandchildren will always remember his kind and caring nature and him attending their activities.
Giles is survived by his wife, Mary Judith Wadle of Pleasantville; children: Maureen Schletzbaum (Roger) of Pleasantville, Kaye Meyers (Tom) of Rock Island, IL, and Michael Wadle (Anne Marie) of Mason City; grandchildren: Andrea Rindfleisch (Joel) of Clive, Jacob Schletzbaum of Pleasantville, Marissa Schletzbaum of Pleasantville, Kaden Wadle of Mason City, and Faith Wadle of Mason City; brother-in-law, Myles (Mary Jane) Murphy of Knoxville; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Giles was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Clara Wadle; siblings: Helen Wadle, Irene Goodhue, Marvin Wadle, Glen Wadle, Alfred Wadle, Virgil Wadle, Don Wadle, and Darrell Wadle; and three grandchildren. 
Published on September 6, 2016
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