Wade Davick

April 19, 1936-June 6, 2019

Wade Elwood Davick,

83, of Winona, MN, died

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

at Mayo Clinic Hospital –

Rochester, St. Mary’s


Wade was born April

19th in Minot, ND to Carl

and Esther (Schlenker)

Davick. He graduated

from Minot Model High

School and furthered his

education at St.Olaf Col-

lege in Northfield before

attending Luther Sem-

inary. He served in the

United States Naval

Reserves for 14 years as a

chaplain. Wade married

Pamela Bungum in Ro-

chester, MN on August 2,


Wade ministered par-

ishes in southwestern

North Dakota before re-

turning to his beloved

childhood church, First

Lutheran in Minot, where

he was called to be the

directing pastor. Eventual

ly, he moved to Minneso-

ta and served as as an in-

terim pastor in Hayfield

and West Concord before

Central Lutheran in Wino-

na issued him a letter of

call. He retired from Cen-

tral in 2002 and immedi-

ately began as interim at

Highland Prairie and El-

stad Lutheran churches.

After ten years, Wade re-

tired once again, although

he remained active in

ministry-supply preach-

ing, performing weddings

and funerals, and eventu-

ally became known as

“Rent-a-Rev” in the Wino-

na area.

Wade was active until

the end of his life, he en-

joyed tap dancing, fly

fishing, downhill skiing,

traveling, playing the pi-

ano and wood carving. He

also enjoyed volunteering

with elementary children

and at the Minnesota Ma-

rine Art Museum.

Wade embraced his

Scandinavian Heritage,

was an accomplished

wood carver and pas-

sionate about celebrating

Norwegian traditions.

Wade was an active

member of Rotary Interna

tional throughout his

adult life.

At the heart and soul of

Wade Davick was family.

He was a devoted father,


great-grandfather, brother

and husband.

He is survived by: his

wife, Pam; beloved dogs,

Thor and Loki; children,

Brad (Carline) Davick, of

South Bend, IN, Lisa

Sartwell of Minneapolis,

Carl (Kym) of Madison,

WI and their mother,

Dorene Davick of Bloom-

ington; Nathan Wohlfeil

(Karla) of Winona;

grandchildren, Megan,

Kara, Larson, Anika,

Soren and Elizabeth, 7

great-grandchildren, and

sister, Connie Ede of


He was preceded in

death by: his parents and

infant son, Bruce.

Memorial Service will

be held at 11 a.m., Friday,

June 14 at Central Luth-

eran Church-Winona. The

Reverends Brad Davick

and Michael Short will be

officiating. Visitations will

be 4-7 p.m., Thursday,

June 13, at Hoff Celebra-

tion of Life

Center-Goodview, and

one hour prior to the ser-

vice on Friday at Central.

Please share a memory

of Wade, sign his guest-

book and view his video

tribute when it becomes

available at