Frank Sade

VULCAN – Frank C. Sade, 24, of Vulcan, died unexpectedly while doing what he loved best, camping in a remote wilderness area. After a tragic falling accident at Miner’s Falls, Frank was pronounced dead at Munising Memorial Hospital in Munising on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Frank was born on April 5, 1989, in Rochester Hills. He attended Norway High School for three years. He finished his senior year and graduated from Clarkston High School in 2007.

He was an outstanding wrestler at both the high school and college levels. He was in the Eastern Michigan and Northern Michigan wrestling programs. He studied toward a teaching degree.

Frank worked as a roofer and a carpenter, but his real love was whitewater raft-guiding. He guided for the Upper Peninsula’s Wildman’s and Kosir’s guide services, and had just finished his training on the Gauley River in West Virginia, anticipating work there in the spring.

Frank loved his friends and high adventure. He loved life and living it on the edge. His Facebook page tells how much he was loved and how much he will be missed. Frank was a charismatic, loving and compassionate personality who everyone loved to love.

His heart for God always showed up in unexpected ways and we rest in the joy knowing we will be seeing him again.

He was a member of Community Bible Chapel.

Frank is survived by his parents, Joe and Jocelyne Sade of Vulcan; brothers, Joseph (Cassandra) Sade of Monterey, Calif., and Roy Sade of Vulcan; and nieces, Danika, Bella and Darcy Sade of Monterey.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Bible Chapel in Norway.

Funeral services will follow Friday at 6 p.m. at the church.

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.