Clyde E. BADE, 88, former Bethel Fellowship International (BFI) missionary to Japan, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2012 in Seattle, WA. He was born on August 30, 1923 to former BFI missionaries to China Al & Wilda Bade.
Clyde enjoyed adventure and travel. As a young man he joined the Merchant Marines to see the world, and later helped his parents with mission work in China. After completing Bible school at the former Bethel Temple Bible School in Seattle, Clyde and his wife, Yvonne, decided to become missionaries. They spent 30 years in Japan before retiring to Seattle.
Missionary Bade was the instrumental leader is establishing the Japan Bethel Mission (a group of Bethel churches in Japan located in Tokyo, Iwate, and Fukuoka Prefectures), which has since been under the leadership and guidance of Yoshio Tsuzaka, one of the many ministers Clyde personally trained.
He is survived by Yvonne, his wife of 58 years; children Michael (Lisa), Suzanne (Jim), and Jonelle; grandchildren Nicole, Nate, Chris, Zak, Jonathan and Joelle; and nieces and nephews.
At Clyde’s request, private family memorial-funeral services were held on June 30.
(Note: Compiled from BFI note and the obituary that was published in the June 25, 2012 Seattle Times)