CHAD E. EDMONDSON
Chad E. Edmondson, age 32, of Donnellson, IA, died Monday, March 14, 2011, in the emergency room of Keokuk Area Hospital following a two vehicle accident near Croton.
Chad was born January 2, 1979, at Keokuk, IA, a son of Lawrence and Brenda Ewart Edmondson.
He and Brandy Smith were the parents of a daughter, Genna Lynn Edmondson.
Survivors include his daughter, Genna Lynn, of Kahoka, MO; his parents: Lawrence Edmondson and Brenda Slocum; grandparents: Norman and Elsie Ewart; one brother, Todd Edmondson; and a sister, Nicole Edmondson, all of Kahoka; nieces and nephews: Evin and Aaliyah Edmondson and Robert and Destiny Stephens; aunts and uncles: Gerald Ewart and Dennis and Linda Shoup all of Kahoka, Dave and Karen Edmondson of Wayland, MO, Pam and Larry Turner of Wayland, IA, and Gary Alvis of Cassville, MO; also great aunts and uncles and their families, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenneth Edmondson and Dorothy Alvis; and uncles, Eldon and Duane Ewart.
Chad attended Clark Co R-1 Schools and received a welding degree from Southeastern College in Burlington. He was a talented welder and was employed through Local Union # 125 as a welder and pipefitter. Chad loved the great outdoors. He loved cold mornings, beautiful sunsets, hunting, fishing and finding mushrooms. He had made several trips to the east, out west and Canada to hunt and fish. He was a member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He had a lot of friends and enjoyed hanging out with them and his dog, Remington.
Chad experienced a lot in his young life, but he was most proud of his daughter and loved being with her when he could. He had coached her basketball PTO team the past two years and summer baseball team. She gave him his greatest joy.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.
Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery.
Memorials will be used for his daughter, Genna with checks made payable to Brenda Slocum