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“I've know Rory for about 4 years, we would give each other a hard time due to him serving in the Marines and me serving in the Army. He always had a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tracy DeVault - Acquaintance

“Clark, Ellen & Marty - our sincere sympathy. Del & I had so much fun with your family for summer events at your house when we were first married &...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Wadle - Norwalk, IA - Family

“My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Rory. He was a regular at our church meeting at St. Anne's for quite some time before...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Jacavino - Ankeny, IA

“Rory had a great sense of humor. On 4th of July gatherings, we had great times, and he was often pulling verbal pranks with his quick wit. Sorry to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Eldon Wadle

“As a Wadle cousin (Paul's daughter), Rory was closest to my age so we hung out together a lot during family reunions or when we would travel to see...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Martha Renk-Weitzel - Davenport, IA

“My prayers are with your family and friends. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Mueller - Altoona, IA

“Sending my most heartfelt condolences to all who are mourning the loss of Rory. May he Rest In Peace in the loving arms of our father in heaven. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Young Schwartz - Tonka Bay, MN

“So sorry to hear this very sad news about our cousin Rory. He indeed was some one very special to us. I'll never forget all of the great times we had...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: mel wadle - blue springs, MO

“I'm so sorry to hear this. Rory was my first live- in high school. We both worked at Burger Chef on the south side of Des Moines. He left his road...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kristine (Morris) Kraus - Oviedo, FL

“Oh I'm so sad-He told me at Ken's funeral that he wasn't good but didn't explain and everyone was leaving the dining hall so didn't take time to talk...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Eunice DeLong - Swartz creek, MI

“So sad to hear of Rory's passing. Rory was a truly unique person, funny, energetic, fun to be with, and he had one of the best voices of anyone I've...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: michael kaas - Brooklyn, NY

“I am Rory's first cousin....we were two of the fifty-seven grandchildren of Will and Mary Wadle. This is stated because, in our youth, extended...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Maurice "Moe" Wadle - Coralville, IA


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Rory Wadle, 63 of Ankeny passed away on Tuesday July 14, 2020 in his home. A graveside service will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery (34024 Veterans Memorial Dr. Adel, IA 50003).

Rory Joseph Wadle was born February 9, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa to Ken and Charlotte (Knight) Wadle. Rory was a graduate of Dowling High School in Des Moines. Rory served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events along with events at Bishop Garrigan High School, coached by his brother, other events of his nieces and nephews, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and Denver Broncos on television.

Left to remember him is his daughter Sarah (Blake) Wyckoff of Carlisle, grandchildren Alexis and Adyn Wyckoff, siblings Clark (Patricia) Wadle of Clarion, Iowa, Ellen (Brad) Moist of Des Moines, Iowa and Marty (Jill) Wadle of Algona, Iowa.

In death Rory rejoins his parents Ken and Charlotte, wife Shelley and infant brother Michael.

Memorials May be directed to the family to be designated to charities of choice at a later date.