Chad Duane Wandersee, age 46, of Delano, died peacefully at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, surrounded by family.
Chad was born Dec. 5, 1973, to Duane and Julie Wandersee in Waconia, MN.
Chad graduated from Delano High School in 1992. He went on to a career in meat cutting at J & B Meats in St. Michael. For the past three years, he worked at Tom Thumb in Hanover, where he enjoyed interacting with customers. During these years, he truly loved working with the Hansons, both Jon and Matt.
Chad was united in marriage to Ann Marie Schumacher May 5, 2001. Chad was a loving and devoted husband. He cared deeply for his family and friends.
Chad loved sports, especially the Vikings. Golf was a passion; his golf group was referred to as his “St. Paul Buddies.” He also enjoyed ice fishing with friends.
Chad was a good cook. He loved to man the smoker, and cook for his family and friends. He had a special place in his heart for his dogs; most notably Kirby.
He also had a genuine love for our flag, and the utmost respect for those who serve or have served in the military.
Chad was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Jefson; grandparents, George and Lydia Wandersee; aunts, Karen Wandersee, and Dena Zarbano; mother-in-law, Yvonne Schumacher; and brother-in-law, Bill Schumacher.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; parents, Duane and Julie Wandersee; sister, Jody (Mike) Kosek; nephew, Ryan (Katie) Kosek; grandmother, Joann Jefson; father-in-law, Don (Beverly) Schumacher; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wanda Schumacher, Tom Schumacher, Paula Schumacher, Bob (Marge) Schumacher, Gene Schumacher, Rose (Joe) Nichols, Don Schumacher; as well as nieces and nephews, Anna, Jon, Sam, Zach, Max, and Mary Schumacher.
A private family memorial service will take place at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Urn bearer will be Mike Jaunich. Honorary bearers are Shawn Sullivan, Scott Voss, Ben Moonen, Tim Kraemer, Kim Spike, Amy Poppler, Barb Wegman, Steve Eilen, Mike Elsen, and Marty Howes.
A gathering of family and friends will take place Friday, Sept. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Inurnment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Kidney Foundation at https://team.kidney.org/campaign/In-Memory-of-Chad-Wandersee are preferred.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.