Chad A. MitchellMay 20, 1970 ~ July 4, 2020 (age 50)
Chad A. Mitchell, 50, of Wapakoneta, OH, passed away at 12:16 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Lima Memorial Health System.
He was born on May 20, 1970 in St. Marys, OH to Sandy (Jeff) Mitchell & Richard Rostorfer. His mother survives in Wapakoneta and both of his fathers preceded him in death. He married Kendra M. Housel on October 6, 2001 and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include 3 children; Chloe (Connor Burr) Mitchell of St. Marys, Kassidy and Corbin Mitchell both at home; a brother Rick (Erica) Rostorfer of Hicksville; 4 sisters Julie Schneider and brother-in-law/best friend Tony Schneider, Kim (Sean) Grubb all of Wapakoneta, Mandy (Rob) Bradshaw of Wagram, NC, Trisha (Nick) Gatchel of Bluffton; a brother-in-law Kevin (Deb Wuebbenhorst) Housel of Anna; a sister-in-law Karina Gibson; a father-in-law Robert Burns both of Wapakoneta and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, including many close friends. He will be greatly missed by his rescue dog Cane Alan.
He was preceded in death by a brother Randall Rostorfer; grandparents Robert & Louella Rostorfer, Doyle & Doris Lhamon, Joe & Mae Denny; uncles Dennis Lhamon, Nolan Fisher, Robert Rostorfer, Pete Hunton; mother-in-law Pam Burns and brother-in-law Mark Gibson.
Chad was a 1989 graduate of Wapakoneta High School. He was a mechanic/fabricator at Kalida Trucking Company, the co-owner of local storage facilities and worked at Wayne’s Service Center for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 330.
Chad was a great mechanic and enjoyed watching the OSU Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds, along with the Wapakoneta Redskins. Chad worked as a coach for 10 years with kids wrestling, t-ball, baseball and girls softball. He enjoyed working with the youth teaching them the fundamentals of the sport. He was a strict coach who was greatly respected and appreciated by many athletes and parents. He highly enjoyed the Uniopolis Browns football program. He was very competitive and motivated while loving a good game of golf and Bullfrog softball.
Overall, Chad’s greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends. He was a proud dad and made sure he told his children each moment he could. A sign of Chad’s strength is how gently he loved his wife. He would say, “If I could put a smile on anyone's face, that’s all that matters.”
Memorial services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Wapakoneta High School Performing Arts Center with Rev. Greg Kah officiating.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
In lieu of flowers the family strongly recommends memorial contributions be directed to Wapakoneta Redskin Wrestling Program & Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com
The Mitchell family has entrusted Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta to handle the arrangements.