Richard “Rick” Wadeen

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died December 17, 2022
Richard “Rick” Alan Wadeen, 61, of Escanaba passed away at home on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Rick was born August 15, 1961 in Marquette, the son of Vernie and Dorothy “Sis” Wadeen. He graduated from Escanaba Senior High School. He was united in marriage to Mary Rouse on June 12, 1987 in Escanaba.

Rick was a welder for many years for Basic Marine in Escanaba. Rick was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, music, TV, spending time with his wife, children, and his grandchildren that he was so proud of. Rick was a gentle soul and a friend of everyone he met.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Wadeen of Escanaba; sons, Joshua (Elizabeth) Rouse of Gladstone, Richard Alan Wadeen II of Escanaba and Lucas (Kirsten) Wadeen of Escanaba; grandchildren, Nicholas, Peyton, Ricky III, Sarah, Hunter, Charlotte, Ryan, Landon, Henrik, Julian, Addison, Paityn and Jackson; his father, Vernie Wadeen of Gladstone; siblings, Ed (Tammy) Wadeen, Sherry (Rick) Madsen, Bob Wadeen, Steve (Beyonka) Wadeen, Kevin (January) Wadeen and numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephew and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy “Sis” Wadeen.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the family to help with funeral expenses.

The Wadeen family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

One Tribute for “Richard “Rick” Wadeen

    I never called him Rick, it was always Dad, or Grandpa around the kids. Long before I met his son, he and I were work buddies at Walmart, and in the 8 years since, I believe we’ve grown close enough to say I was the daughter he never had. Its okay that I’m not listed tho, cause my kids, his grandkids, all are, including the 3 I already had who he had no obligation to love; he never treated them any differently, and seeing their names melted my whole heart, because he’d have wanted them on there. RIP Dad, until I see you again. ♡

    ♡ Love, your daughter, Chelsee ♡

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