Chad M. Kuehl

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Chad Michael Kuehl, 45, of Garber, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital due to complications of COVID-19.

Visitation was Wednesday, April 14, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before service at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 15, at St. John’s Congregational Church in Garber, conducted by Rev. Pam Reinig.

Interment was at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

Chad was born on Sunday, Feb. 15, 1976, at Central Elkader Hospital. Chad was an Ed-Co High School graduate of 1994. His first job was for Payne Concrete. Following the birth of his son, Zac, in 1997 Chad switched jobs to All American Homes in Dyersville and continued working for many years through the birth of his daughter Jordan in 1999. In 2003 he moved to Garber for a new beginning and met longtime girlfriend, Holly Schroeder and son Kole Schroeder which completed his family and they raised their children together. He continued to work for Rolfes Transport, Spahn and Rose, Assistant Manager for Midland Overhead Doors, and most currently was County Worker for Clayton County and part-time trucker for Kelchen Grain.

In August 2003 Chad found his true calling by joining the Garber Fire Department. He obtained certifications for Firefighter One and Two, Hazardous Material Operations, CPR, NIMS Training, and eventually was elected Fire Chief in 2012. Being a part of the Fire Fighter brotherhood was near and dear to Chad’s heart.

Chad enjoyed his time with all his family and friends and was a part of other organizations such as Garber City Council, Iowa Firefighters Association, Ed-Co Little League, and the Clayton County Fair Demo Derby.

Chad’s favorite past times included farming with his friend, Jared Groth, making his famous apple and cherry pie, coyote hunting with Jon Houdek and his dogs, Copper, Rocky, Meghan, and Janey. Raising calves and golfing with his father, Donnie, deer hunting with the Bolsinger deer camp, ketchup with his meals, target practice with guns, coaching and attending his daughters softball games, and of course cheering on the Denver Broncos.

Chad is survived by his children, Kole Schroeder of Garber, Zackery Kuehl of Des Moines, Jordan (Lane) Kuehl of Edgewood; his parents, Donnie (Mary) Kuehl of Edgewood and Shari (Mike H.) Ingles of Garber; two grandchildren, Weston Lee Schroeder and Conor O’Leary-Aerts; brother, Danny Kuehl of Edgewood; sister, Angie Kuehl of Elkader; brother-in-law, Brad (Deb) Bolsinger of Manchester; one step brother, Calvin (Brittney) Ingles of Greeley; one step sister, Crystal Ingles of Greeley; numerous aunts and uncles, and his girlfriend, Amy Hartman of Manchester. 

Chad was a proud uncle of Tanner (Sophia) Bolsinger, Tori (Logan) Bolsinger, Makena Kuehl, Kennedi Kuehl and Ciara Kuehl. Chad was also a proud god-parent to Tanner Bolsinger, Elsa Groth, and Ciara Kuehl.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Richard Ingles and grandparent, Milton Schroeder.

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