OBITUARY

Chad Richard Juhnke

December 22, 1965March 30, 2013

Chad Richard Juhnke

Chad Richard Juhnke passed away, unexpectedly on Saturday March 30th. He was born in Livingston to Richard and Jean (Crosby) Juhnke on December 22, 1965. He was raised in Livingston and during high school he worked at KPRK radio station. He graduated from Park High School in 1984 and shortly thereafter moved to Spokane to attend the Ron Bailey School of Broadcast. After graduation he moved to Bozeman, Montana where he met his future wife, Rebecca Ann Young. Chad and Becky moved to Spokane, where they married in July 1998. They have two children, Kailub Sebastian enrolled in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Darian Korynn of the family home. For the last 18 years he worked for his brother at Auto Glass Express. Chad was a huge sports fan, especially of the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Celtics, and New York Yankees, and he loved nothing more than to watch and cheer for his children at their sporting events. He had a knack for memorizing stats, which earned him the nickname and role of “stats guy” for his son’s soccer team. He also loved to eat and would try anything, but did not like yogurt. Chad was still a kid at heart, which was evident whenever he was around little kids. Chad was a funny, light-hearted man who will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. His mother, Jean White, preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife and children; his father; his brothers Corey (Kim) Juhnke, Dustyn Guilford, and Justyn Guilford; his sisters Shellee Dunlap, and Jodee (Carlos) Gutierrez and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and life-long friends. A celebration of Chad’s life will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 3pm at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd. in Spokane Valley, Washington. Because Chad had a laid-back, informal nature, the family encourages attendees to dress casually, and sports enthusiasts are welcome to wear their favorite team’s attire as a tribute to Chad’s passion for sports. A remembrance will be held in Livingston, Montana at a date to be announced this summer. For those wishing to make a donation, Chad was a supporter of the Susan G. Komen foundation because of his mother’s battle with breast cancer; he shared his wife’s passion for children with special needs and supported the Special Olympics and Wishing Star; and the American Heart Association are suggested.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Chad Richard Juhnke

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Sheila (Vollum) Doll

April 5, 2013

My family lived in the trailer park in Livingston by you guys and all us kids had a great time running around together. I was sorry to hear of Chad's sudden passing even though it has been many years since we have been in contact. Please except my sincerest condolences.

Patty and Bill Kamrath

April 5, 2013

Dick and family, We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your son, even though we didn't know him. You just told us about visiting him and what a great time you had. Our own daughter is nearly the same age so it really hit us hard. We send our deepest feelings of sympathy to you at this time.

Scott Hovland

April 4, 2013

I Just heard yesterday that Chad had passed away. I have known Chad since the second grade and roomed with him when I was in college at Montana State. Chad was one of my closest friends and had a major influence on my life. I will never forget Chad, I have so many good memories. Becky I am so sorry for this loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We all loved Chad and I miss him so much.

April 4, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Chad R. Juhnke for your loss, to honor his service to our country and our patriotic hero.

April 4, 2013

Rebecca and family ,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you now and the days ahead. You are a strong lil lady with great kids that during this time will hold each other up. Remember that Jehovah God sees your pain and tears, He is always there to listen...Trust in His loving arms to hold you. I love you honey and I'm so sorry.
Addy

Curt Loucks

April 4, 2013

The world lost a bright light with the passing of Chad. I've known Chad for many years and have a lot of great memories of his laughter and playfulness. In a lot of ways he was like a little brother to me and I will miss him. Although we didn't see much of each other in recent years I thought of him often and that always put a smile on my face. My condolences to Becky and the boys and to the extended Juhnke family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this trying time.

Julie Rosenoff

April 3, 2013

I am so saddened to learn of Chad's sudden death. Reading the obituary makes me smile, so I'm sure you have many good memories that will always keep Chad with you. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

American Heart Association

April 3, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Connie Otto

April 3, 2013

This candle is lit in honor of 'Chad', it will be lit also in the sky by God, which we call a star..and to his family that is what Chad was...A Star!!
Rest in peace, see you later Chad...Love Grandma Connie

April 3, 2013

We were so very sorry to hear of Chad's sudden passing...all our heartfelt condolences. Gary & Carolyn Pilgrim (Spokane Valley, WA)