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Audrie Louann Wede

April 20, 1936 — March 13, 2023

Audrie LouAnn Wede the daughter of Donald Leroy Marie Lillian (Hansen) Hughes, was born April 20th 1936 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and died March 13th 2023 at the Friendship Home in Audubon Iowa. She was baptized at the R.L.D.S. Church in Persia, Iowa. She attended Persia Grade School and Graduated with the High School Class of ‘55.

On May 29th 1955 she was united in Marriage to Raymond W. Wede at the R.L.D.S. Church in Persia, Iowa. Five Children were born into this Union, RoseAnn, Mike, Lisa, Sheila & Mark. They moved to Gray, Iowa in 1957 where Ray started in the Trucking & Shelling Business. Audrie drove truck for a while & did the bookwork etc. until the little ones arrived. She belonged to the O.D.O. Club several years and was the secretary of this club for several years, She joined the Gray United Methodist Church.

She loved to Crochet and babysit along with her own kids and later grandkids after selling the business due to Ray’s health. She enjoyed collecting Trinkets and Beanie Babies but most of all she enjoyed her puppies, especially her most recent Buck.

In 2010 she moved to the Friendship Village after the death of her husband Ray also proceeding her in death were her daughters RoseAnn Wede & Sheila Rudolph, her son Mark, son-in-law Alan Powell, her parents Mike and Marie Hughes, father-in-law and mother-in-law Albert and Lydia Wede, her sister Alice and husband Elgin Nelsen, brothers-in-law Ernest Wede and William and wife Betty Wede as well as her niece Connie Johnson and nephew Alfred “Sonny” Wede Jr.

Survivors include her children Mike, and wife Linda Wede of Gray, Iowa Lisa and friend Jeff Moreland of Audubon, Iowa and Sue Wede of Gray, Iowa: her grandchildren Wendy and Husband Brian of Audubon, Iowa, Tyler Wede and friend Katie Klever of Grimes, Iowa, Leslie Weitl of Tampa, Florida, Jessie Hoaglund and friend Sophia Newman of Nevada, IA, Angie and Husband Steve Agnew of Carroll, Iowa, Samantha of Audubon and Husband Nick Warnke of Coon Rapids, IA, Katelyn and Husband Lukas of Des Moines, Iowa , Allison and Friend Eric Borkowski of Audubon, Iowa, Elizabeth Wede and Mary Wede of Audubon as well as Sara Wede and fiancé Pat Easley of Sioux City, Iowa; her 18 great grandchildren Brenna, Garrett, Landen, Jackson, Kayden Wittrock, Calvin Wede, Samual Zweifel- Hoaglund, Skyler, Bentley, Jaxson Hoaglund & Clover Newman, Grant and Brynne Agnew, Halo Goetz, Conner and Caden Warnke, Tessa Borkowski & Bennett Wede; her brother-in-law Alfred and wife Genevieve Wede of Atlantic, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening, March 15, 2023, from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Vickie Steffes on Thursday morning, March 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gray United Methodist Church in Gray, Iowa. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery near Persia, Iowa at 2:00 p.m. The casket bearers will be Tyler Wede, Jessie Hoaglund, Nick Warnke, Pat Easley, Eric Borkowski, and Lukas Voss.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Audubon

515 South Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Gray United Methodist Church

311 Main Street, Audubon, IA 50025

Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery near Persia, Iowa at 2:00 P.M.

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