Alan Edwin Pahde, 82


Alan Edwin Pahde, 82, of Decatur, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Decatur.

Private graveside services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Mount Olive. Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Pahde was born on Feb. 18, 1938, in Litchfield,  the son of Edwin and Dora (Brauer) Pahde. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Illinois University.

Mr. Pahde started teaching in Nokomis. He later taught in Illiopolis, Macon and Decatur, ultimately retiring in 1997. He was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan and an avid golfer. He held the course record of 23 at Wildwood Executive Golf Course in Decatur.

Mr. Pahde is survived by his children, Brent Pahde of Decatur, Bruce Pahde (Kirsten) of Lake Saint Louis, MO, and Karen Torricelli (John) of Springfield; four grandchildren, Jacob Pahde of Springfield, Jenna Pahde of Olathe, KS, Joshua Pahde of Virginia and Emily Torricelli of Springfield.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left online at


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