Chad W. Ganshow

Chad W. Ganshow, 35, of Jackson passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008.

Chad was born on July 2, 1973, to Walter and Maureen (Baldwin) Ganshow in Milwaukee. The family moved to Jackson in 1984.

A graduate of West Bend West High School, class of 1991, he entered the Air Force after high school then obtained a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

Chad was a pilot since he was 15 years old, fulfilling his dream as a child.

He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, water skiing, mountain biking, snow skiing, playing piano and cooking with family and friends, but especially his nieces and nephews.

Chad is survived by his parents Walter and Maureen of Jackson; sister, Renee (Steve) DeGueme of West Bend; and brother, Ryan (Laura) Ganshow of Alaska. Further survived by his grandmother, Louise Ganshow of West Bend; nieces and nephews. Kastille Leasum, Elias DeGueme, Ethan Ganshow, Rebekah Ganshow and Alex Ganshow; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter Ganshow Sr. and Wilbur (Betty Anne) Baldwin; and a niece, Emma Patricia Ganshow.

A funeral service for Chad will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of service, 7 p.m.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.com