Chad Childers Posted: 2019-11-29 16:02:56

Chad Childers


Chadwick”Chad” Childers, 30 of Huntley, died November 27, 2019
Visitation will be on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 11:00am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family of Chad Childers to be used to set up an education fund for his sons.
Chad was born March 22, 1989 the son of Jeffrey and Mary Childers. On September 1, 2013 he married Jackie Szatkowski. Chad worked for the Village of Huntley, Water Department. He was a former fireman/EMT for Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Districts. He enjoyed the simple things in life, fishing, hunting, four wheeling, sitting by the campfire and especially anytime with family. Chad was the guy who never knew a stranger and accepted everyone for who they were. He was hardworking and was devoted to his wife, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie, his children, Colton and Hunter, by his parents, Jeff and Mary Childers and by his sister, Stephanie (Mark) Landwer, his grandparents, Leon and Sue Childers, his father-in-law, John Szatkowsi, mother-in-law, Jennifer (Raymond) Griebel, Jackie’s grandma Joan Muhelfelder, his brother-on-law, Jason (Ashley) Szatkowski, sister-in-law, Diane Griebel, by his nephew, Aiden and niece, Katelyn, by his nephew Jaxon and nieces Adelynn and Everly He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and a very close knit circle of friends.
Chad was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Shirley Fellows and by his Uncle Mike Fellows.
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Pam Davis and Scott Carmichael 2019-11-29 16:56:11

Mary, Jeff, Jackie and your entire family....our deepest sympathy. Sending prayers , hugs and lots of love at this difficult time.

Terry and Jane Rapp 2019-11-29 18:11:12

Our deepest condolences in the loss of such a great young man. Our hearts are just breaking for Jackie, Boys, Jeff, Mary, Ray, Jenn and the entire Family. A kind, generous, loving Friend taken way too soon ????????

Mark Uzitas and Denice Maiz 2019-11-29 18:11:26

Our deepest condolences. Jeff Mary Stephanie Jackie you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wally Linda 2019-11-29 18:15:29

Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Auntie Sandy & Uncle Jim 2019-11-29 18:33:31

Love & Hugs & Prayers for you & your boys. ????

William Block 2019-11-29 19:53:25

Jeff & Mary, So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this difficult time.

Billy and Mary Taylor 2019-11-29 20:01:14

We are so sorry for your loss, Prayers for all.

Steven Diehl 2019-11-29 20:37:34

We are very sorry for your loss brother. Prayers for you an your family.

Shannon Scott Drew and Allie Dalby 2019-11-29 20:44:26

God bless all of you and praying for comfort in this extremely difficult time????????

Kelly Jo Parker 2019-11-29 21:11:16

To Jackie, Jeff, Mary, Stephanie and family, I send my deepest condolence knowing how empty words must seem to you all at this time. I never know what words to even utter but my heart hurts for you and I cry with you. ~Kelly Jo

Tammy Cownie 2019-11-29 21:36:51

As you struggle to make sense of this tragedy, allow yourself to feel the shock, hurt, anger, profound sadness, and loss, but through it all let your love for this beloved young man and his love for you and your family be the strength that helps you and holds you during this difficult time.

Gina Totaro 2019-11-29 22:35:01

Our deepest sympathy. We are so saddened for the loss of your wonderful son, brother, husband and father. Please know you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Danni Jorenby 2019-11-29 22:38:51

My sincere condolences Jackie, Hunter and Colton on the loss of your husband, father and friend. Not only will he be forever missed by his family, but also by the countless people whose life he touch. May God’s hand guide you through your darkest days.

Maureen and Mike Raclawski 2019-11-29 23:27:00

Jackie and family, Mike, Adam and I are so sad to hear this. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jane Bradshaw 2019-11-29 23:30:21

Chad was such a very special little guy when he was in my class I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of his passing. Sending thoughts and hugs to you all

Renee Berens 2019-11-30 01:22:38

Prayers for the whole family to find peace, feel love and recall great precious memories of Chad.

Carla and Dan Smith 2019-11-30 05:00:10

God bless and aid you in this difficult time of loss! He was such a caring young man! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Scott and Leslie Fier 2019-11-30 05:32:04

To the entire family please accept our condolences. Chad was a great friend to our twins in high school. I remember him as fun, caring and someone who could always make you laugh.

The Knake Family 2019-11-30 07:43:12

So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers

Floyd Sickling 2019-11-30 07:46:05

We are so deeply sorry for your loss, know that you all are in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

Randy Chapuis and family 2019-11-30 08:57:50

Our Deepest Condolences to you and your entire family. We are very sorry for your loss.

Scott & Natalie McBride 2019-11-30 09:03:41

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are going out to family and friends in this difficult time.

Chris Way 2019-11-30 09:55:46

So sorry to hear about this Jeff. My prayers and my sympathy to you and your family.

Ariel Raska 2019-11-30 10:14:55

So deeply sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to you and the family!!!

Aggie and Wayne Landino 2019-11-30 10:16:18

Deepest condolences to you and your family, you are in our prayers.

Jan Williamson 2019-11-30 11:04:15

I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort for you and your family.

Rick and Tracy Sadowski 2019-11-30 11:24:53

Our deepest condolences to you, Mary and your entire family. May God’s hands be on your family in this time. Our prayers are with you.

Todd Harris 2019-11-30 11:41:43

Jan & I are so sorry for your loss. We wish the best to you and Chads family

Tom & Patti Plemel 2019-11-30 11:59:43

Mary, Jeff, Jackie, Stephanie Hunter, Colton and his entire family & friends rest easy knowing he is in the arms of his Savior. Our deepest condolences & lots of Love & Hugs.

Adam Conner 2019-11-30 13:16:23

Jeff sorry for your loss to your family

Larry Sickling 2019-11-30 14:43:43

We are so sorry to hear of your lose of your son Chad . May his memories and his love for the both of help the both of you heal your hearts .May the Lord be with you both in this time of sorrow and lose.

Kevin and Patty Forkin 2019-11-30 16:07:31

So sorry for your loss. We will say a prayer.

Sharon O'Donnell & Family 2019-11-30 16:34:25

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Ed & Lisa Raska 2019-11-30 17:29:29

Lisa and I are so sorry for your loss. If you need us for anything, don't hesitate to call. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Billy Sumner 2019-11-30 17:56:15

Jeff and family we are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Gene and Sandy Villanueva 2019-11-30 19:26:47

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your lost brother. Our prayers goes out to you in this difficult time!

Steven clesceri 2019-12-01 10:37:44

So sad to here about Chads passing glad I had a chance time know and work with him rest in peace

Henry D. Aul 2019-12-01 11:49:06

Dear Jackie, Colton, Hunter, his entire Family and Friends, I would like to express my Sympathy and Condolences on the passing of Chad. My Heart, Thoughts and Prayers go out to you all at this very difficult time. At work he was always fun, happy and easy going to talk with and to be around. He touched the lives of everyone he worked with at the Village of Huntley and will be deeply missed! Gone too soon, too young, but will not be forgotten. May God Bless him and us all! Rest In Peace Chad

Jane Bradshaw 2019-12-01 13:47:39

Chad was such a very special little guy when he was in my class I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of his passing. Sending thoughts and hugs to you all

Lisa Barron 2019-12-01 21:21:31

Sorry very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this moat difficult time.

Bryon and Nancy Hilgendorf 2019-12-02 12:05:29

We are shocked and saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you and we ask God to bless you and your family.

Silvia and Sonda (VOC) 2019-12-02 12:06:52

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Kristi Langton 2019-12-02 12:32:39

I am so sorry Jackie, my husband Mike Langton thought the world of Chad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Andy & Lisa Scumaci 2019-12-02 13:38:29

God has received another angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ronda Goldman, Huntley Trustee 2019-12-02 14:57:35

How tragic to lose a husband, father, family member at such a young age! After seeing his posted picture I remember Chad. He was sweet, kind, and easy going. This is such a huge loss for everyone.

Andy & Lisa Scumaci 2019-12-02 16:12:20

God has received another angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Andy & Lisa Scumaci 2019-12-02 17:34:17

God has received another angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

John and Tiffany Boardman 2019-12-02 19:36:32

Jeff, Mary, Steohanie, Jackie and the rest of family and friends. I'll be praying for your comfort during this time. There are no words that can even begin to make sense of this tragedy. Remember all the good times and cherish those memories forever. Bless you all.

Piotr B 2019-12-02 22:59:11

So deeply sorry for your loss.

Julie Clarke 2019-12-03 13:19:44

Our deepest sympathies to your entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Julie Clarke

Joan Knable 2019-12-03 16:10:21

I am heartbroken over you loss of such a wonderful man, know that he was loved by all. May rhe universe bless you all.

Deb Twenhafel 2019-12-04 09:56:07

I am so sad to hear of your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you. Sending prayers

Joseph Steinke “Fire &Ice “ 2019-12-05 11:14:23

Sorry for your Loss . It was always a joy to talk to Chad . He always had a smile on his face .

Rebecca and Eric Halverson 2019-12-05 21:07:07

We maybe spent 5 hours with this man, mowing his aunts yard and person on the other side of us. We would invite him over for a beer during his long day, after working a long day. But, we loved him like we knew him for 100 years. Such a horrible loss of a great man in this world.