Chad Michael Rinnels, 45, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM, Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, followed by the funeral service at 7 PM. Rene Hasbargen will be officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home.
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Chad Michael Rinnels was born on January 5, 1975, to Michael and Cheryl (Pogreba) Rinnels in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up there and attended Wahpeton High School before exploring the work force in machine operation. He worked at WCCO, ComDel Innovation, MinnDak, and Krause Brothers.
On July 23, 1999, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Stephanie Schmidt. Together they had two beautiful children and made their home in the Wahpeton and Breckenridge area.
Chad loved hunting, fishing, golfing, watching his favorite teams, the 49ers and Braves, and most importantly, he loved the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, LaVern and Mabel Rinnels, and Leo “Porky” and Mabel Pogreba; father-in-law, Robert Schmidt; and his beloved german shorthair pointer, Lexi Baby.
Chad is survived by his wife and best friend, Stephanie Rinnels; daughter, Heidi (Conway) Livingood; son, Justin Rinnels; grandkids, Kingston and Hudson Livingood; parents, Mike and Cheryl Rinnels; sister, Amanda Rinnels; nephew, Lucas; parents-in-law, John (Connie) Larson; brother-in-law, Steve (Stacy) Schmidt); and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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