Donald Martin Gade

donald gade

September 16, 1937 ~ April 13, 2023

Born in: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Donald Martin Gade, 85, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Born on September 16, 1937, He was the son of Martin Gade and Opal Laurene Gade.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Elsa Gade; his devoted son, Steven Gade; and his cherished grandchildren, Dillon, Nataliya, and Aiden. He also leaves behind his nephew, Ron Beckner, and niece, Karen Beckner. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Opal Laurene Gade, and his sister, Elaine Louise Sutherland.
Throughout his life, Donald was known for his amazing Love for God, gratitude, kindness, generosity, sense of humor. He enjoyed golf and bowling and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2023, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave. The family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Donald’s memory to A Caring Pregnancy Center.
Please join us in remembering and celebrating Donald’s life. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: April 24, 2023 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene
84 Stanford
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Thank you EVERYONE for your kind condolences to Godly Don Gade’s family!!
    And thank you, Donna, Marjorie and Mary for your acknowledgement of Don’s Bratina family <3.
    – Will and Suzanne Bratna on behalf of Anthony, Alyssa and Tim.

  2. Thank you EVERYONE for your kind condolences, friends and family of God’s Don Gade :o)!!!
    And thank you for your acknowledgements, Donna, Marjorie and Mary <3.
    – Will and Suzanne on behalf of Anthony, Alyssa and Tim.

  3. Don Gade is also survived by his Step-daughter Suzanne Bratina and her husband Will. He is also survived by his grandchldren Anthony Bratina and his wife Alyssa and Timothy Bratina.

  4. Will and Suzanne, sorry for your loss. You took great care of Don and his wife these past years. You shared his love for Christ and it shows in your compassion. Prayers for all your family as I know Don was a big part of it.

  5. I have very fond memories of Don, camping, fishing watching him play in the gym with all his church family. He and my dad were always joking around making life more fun. I always remember him for his ability to cheer those around him. He was such a great man of God, and I am grateful to have been able to be around him when I was young. He made a lasting impression on me and those whose lives who were fortunate enough to know him. I am truly sorry and know he will be missed. Praying comfort over you.

  6. Condolences to the family, including Will and Suzanne Bratina, who provided support to Don and his wife throughout the past many years.

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