February 4, 2021
Virgil Edward Zade died last Wednesday at his home in Red Cloud. He was born Dec. 6, 1936, and was the eldest child of Edward and Ketturah (Lain) Zade. Soon after his birth the family moved to Red Cloud. Virgil attended the Red Cloud Schools and graduated with the Class of 1955. Owing to his quickness, speed, determination, positive attitude, and team spirit, Virgil was recognized for excelling in sports, especially football and track. Following graduation, he worked at the Seymour Packing Company in Red Cloud for Herb and Lucille Archer.
In 1957, Virgil enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Followin...
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