University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Remembering Eldon Gade

Eldon M. Gade, professor emeritus of counseling,  died Thursday, August 4, 2011 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.  He was 82.

Eldon Merle Gade was born April 5, 1929, in Clinton, Iowa, to Edward and Mary (Gehrmann) Gade. He grew up and attended school there, graduating from Clinton High School and Clinton Community College.  He then went on to earn his master's degree from Northern Iowa University.  Following his service in the U.S. Army in occupied West Germany, he attended the University of Wyoming, where he received his doctorate.

He began teaching at the University of North Dakota in September 1961.  He was one of the first instructors when the Counseling Department was founded in 1963, and he functioned in nearly all aspects of the program.  He retired in 1994.

He married Marlo Powers on Sept. 1, 1962, and had one daughter, Vicki, who was born in 1965.

He is is survived by his wife, Marlo, Grand Forks;  grandson, Joseph “Joey” Hensel, Grand Forks; and sister and brother-in-law, Elayne and Bill Goldsmith, Clinton, Iowa.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Vicki Ann Gade.