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Loved to fish, hike with his beloved Kathy Chad A. Winsor died Jan. 13, 2008, of natural causes.
Chad was born on Oct. 29, 1967 in Minot, N.D. He moved to Ava in 2006 to work as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional for Brooke Care/A.O. His life’s work was devoted to working in the areas of mental health and developmental disabilities.
He graduated from Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio with the class of 1986. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1996 from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He was working on his master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Chad was a certified MANDT instructor, teaching positive behavior support techniques to providers of services of persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Chad loved to fish, hike with his beloved Kathy, and spending time with his dog, Delilah.
Chad was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gordon and Lillian Winsor, and his maternal grandparents, Robert and Harriett Washburn, all from Morris, Ill.
Survivors include his life-partner and best friend, Kathy Kniatt Winsor and her children Michael Kniatt, from Wylie, Texas, and Nathan Kniatt and his wife, Courtney and step-son, Logan, from Sanger, Texas; his parents, Gayle and Robert Winsor, of Bella Vista, Ark.; brothers, Craig and his partner, Jerry Bannister, of Emeryville, Calif., and Todd and his wife, Debbie, and their children Shane and Kayla, of Rochester, N.Y.; and his loving Brooke Care family.
Services will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m., at U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home, Morris, Ill, with the Rev. Stephen Sibson officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
There will be a memorial service at Ava General Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Oren Alcorn, time and date pending.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, assisted with local arrangements.