Wayne LaDue was born December 4, 1923 south of Alexandria at the farm home of his parents, L.G. and Mary (Bryant) LaDue. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1941. On April 8, 1949 he married Irene Wolthoff. They farmed their entire lives on the same farm on which he was born. Wayne was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, where he served as a board member for many years. He was a long time township board member and treasurer, he served on the Hanson Farm Mutual Insurance Board, the Hanson County School Board and was president of the Corn Palace Polka Fest for numerous years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene, three daughters: Jolene (Ron) Rose, Alexandria; Peggy LaDue and her partner, Dale Zimmerman, Richmond, MN; Lee Etta (Mike Sharp) LaDue, Clearwater, MN; one son, Dennis (Laura) LaDue, Lincoln, NE; one sister, Myrle Cummings, Castlewood, SD; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.