Chad Edward Jourdan, age 41, went to be with the Lord for some much needed peace on Friday, May 14, 2021, at his home in Sun Prairie.
He was born on May 5, 1980, in Madison and was the son of Hubert “Herb” and Elaine (Aldrich) Jourdan. When Chad was born, he was named after Elvis Presley’s character Chad in the movie Blue Hawaii, and Eddie Van Halen. In his younger years he played little league as a pitcher and made the all-star team.
He played baseball in high school and was on the track team. He played racquetball and was in many tournaments and won several. He would go to Green Bay and golf in tournaments with his Dad. Chad was an avid sports fan with the Brewers being his favorite. He was also in dart league and loved playing trivia.
Chad loved children and dogs, they seemed to gravitate to him. He was also a little league coach for his son Wesley. Chad was Music, his true passion. He could “hear” and feel music differently than most. Music became part of his soul and who he was. Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Queen and The Doors were his favorites.
He received a degree in welding and worked at Stoughton Trailers. He was presently working at G.E. Healthcare and was a proud brother of the IAM Union.
Chad was very proud of his Oneida Nation Native American heritage. After he passed, he was given his native name; Latlihwattókhaˀ Meaning; He is Smart. Pronunciation; lud lee what doke.
Chad had a very strong faith in the Lord.
He is survived by his 3 children Hayley, Wesley, and Antonio; his mother Elaine; brother Todd (Linda); sisters Melanie, Sheila (Sherri Wirth); nephews Christopher, Taran and Coady; and a niece Shianne; his best friends Brian “Whitey” Whitebird and his son Wesley. He was preceded in death by his father.
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