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Chad Brendefur

March 23, 1970 — April 20, 2022

Chad Brendefur, age 52, of Barnesville, MN died at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville, MN with Rev. John Andrews officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM, Monday, April 25 at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville.

Chad William was born on March 23, 1970, to Wayne and Carol (Funkhouser) Brendefur in Fergus Falls, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Vukku Lutheran Church in Foxhome, MN. Chad attended the Campbell-Tintah School District graduating in 1988. He then went on to attend Moorhead State University in 1994 with a degree in Energy Management. He then went to work for Lake Region Electric in Pelican Rapids, MN for many years. He also worked at Scheels in Fargo and for his dad at Brendefur Electric.

On May 21, 2004, Chad was united in marriage to Angela Odden at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo, ND. They started out their married life in Barnesville and have lived there ever since.

Chad loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed hunting deer, pheasants, ducks, and geese. Over the years, Chad had a green thumb and liked his vegetable garden. Chad also enjoyed grilling and cooking his bounty. Chad and Luke's fun time together was driving and finding places to take photos of nature, wildlife, and farms. Family trips together to Duluth have special memories.

Chad is survived by his wife, Angie Brendefur of Barnesville; son, Luke Brendefur at home; parents, Wayne and Carol Brendefur of Fergus Falls, MN; three siblings: Kyle (Sue) Brendefur of Albertville, MN; Christa (Greg) Gronwold of Moorhead, MN; and Rance Brendefur of Brainerd, MN; nieces and nephews: Bobbi Brendefur, Kaci Brendefur, Gabrielle Brendefur, Gavin Brendefur, Brooke Gronwold and Alexa Gronwold; father-in-law, David (Sandy Miller) Odden of Mayville, ND; brothers and sisters-in-law: Kim (Tom) Potter of West Fargo, ND; Kirk (Lisa) Odden of West Fargo, ND; Kevin (Mino) Odden of West Fargo, ND; Stacey Dunham of Maple Grove, MN; Scott Odden of Barnesville, MN; and Shawn Odden of Barnesville, MN; nieces and nephews: Hannah Potter, Hailey Odden, Hunter Odden, Melissa Odden, and Bridget Odden. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Chad was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Dianne Odden and his grandparents.

A recording of the funeral service will be posted on this page later this afternoon.



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