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Wade Barfknecht, 39

Wade Lawrence Barfknecht, age 39, of Minnetrista, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Hennepin County Medical Center after a courageous battle with illness.

Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. There will be visitation from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., prior to the service.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Wade was born Aug. 25, 1976, in Waconia, to Philip and Gail (Stotko) Barfknecht.

He was a lifelong farmer, and also worked in the family excavating business.

Wade enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents Ernest Sr. and Myrna Barfknecht and Lawrence and Emma Stotko.

Wade is survived by his sister, Paula Heck; half sister Annette (Michael) Hocker; nieces and nephews Haley, Brandan and Jesse Heck, Kylie Mueller, Sara Wilson, and Erin and Cody Hocker; great nephew Leo Topel; great niece Elena Wilson; uncles Ernest Jr (Liliane) and Robin (Maryann) Barfknecht; and many cousins and friends.

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