CHRIS ARTHUR CHADDOCK, age 70, of Waseca, died Monday, June 26, 2023, at home surrounded by his family and friends following his diagnosis of stage four cancer on June 15th.
Born August 8, 1952, in Rochester, a son of the late Willard and Maxine (Lahmers) Chaddock. On April 3, 1993, he married Patty Harguth in Dodge Center. They had just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
As a very young boy, he worked alongside his father at Chaddock Auto Parts (salvage yard) in Chester, Minnesota. He attended school at John Marshall in Rochester, following school he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he would later be Honorably Discharged. He later went on to work at McNeilus Auto/Truck Salvage in Dodge Center for many years. On the weekends while working at McNeilus he was a member of the Rochester Racing Pigeon Club. Chris began working at THE SHOP in Waseca as a mechanic in the late 90’s for Brian Harguth. He worked there for 18 years and retired at age 62. Three days later he went to work with Bruce Zimmerman for Zimmerman Farms. He loved the harvest season and fixing big equipment. He was also a parts runner for Napa and most recently was employed at Taylor Corporate Graphics in Mankato where he worked until June 7th, when he became ill. Chris was a very generous, smart, humble, honest man, that would help anyone at a moment’s notice, and his quick wit was something to be admired. He was a wonderful husband and father who loved spending time at Pimushe Resort in Bemidji, MN. He was a member of the American Legion Post 228 and loved fishing, gambling, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patty of Waseca; daughter Hannah Chaddock and grandpuppy Artie of Faribault; sister Candy Closner and nephew Joey (Nicole) Hahn all of Pine Island, MN; mother-in-law Dorothy Harguth of Waseca and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Jeff and father-in-law Jack Harguth.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Friday, June 30, 2023, at the State Street Chapel of Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service. All are invited to the American Legion Post 228, following the visitation for a time of remembrance and celebration of Chris’s life.
Patty and Hannah would like to thank family and friends for their love and support. As well as a huge thank you to Mankato Hospice for the short time they knew them. Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service is handling the arrangements. dsofuneral.com