Chad Eugene Rannow, age 47, of Silver Lake, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, May 3 at 4 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the Mass, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Inurnment will immediately follow at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.
Chad was born March 21, 1972, in Glencoe, to Eugene and Marlene (Ruzicka) Rannow.
He attended grade school in Silver Lake, and was known for riding around town on his 10-speed bike in his early years. Chad could be spotted blocks away with his distinct bleached-blonde hair, often doing no-handed wheelies all the way down Main Street.
When he got older, Chad traded the 10-speed for a motorcycle, and enjoyed taking long rides around the area.
Chad worked for Matthews Digging, Radke Excavating, and then finally at Woodland Dairy as a farmhand, assisting with various tasks around the farm.
In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with friends, snowmobiling, going fishing, and trying to find treasures and antiques at flea markets and thrift stores. He was also a very skilled pool player. Chad’s distinct laugh and smile will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene; sister Lisa Zarazua; grandparents Clarence and Mildred Ruzicka, and Alfred and Mabel Rannow; uncles Dale Rannow and Gary Grobe; aunt Pat Becker; and cousin Michael Rannow.
Chad is survived by his mother, Marlene; sister Kelli (Kevin) Leyendecker; nieces and nephews, Mick (Melissa) Wertz, Heidi Wertz, Travis Wertz, Jaden Zarazua, Maria Zarazua, and Justin Fabian; great-nieces and nephews, Destiny, Faith, and Nevaeh; aunts and uncles, Janet (David) Lange, Thomas (Nancy) Rannow, Jerry (Peg) Rannow, Carlene (Dan Erdmann) Grobe, and Errol (Judy) Becker; and many other relatives and friends.