Chad W. Lear, age 39, of Council Bluffs, passed away December 21, 2011, at Mercy Hospital.
He was born October 10, 1972, in Council Bluffs, to Robert L. and Ellen (Longnecker) Lear, Sr. Chad graduated from Lewis Central High School in 1991. He worked at HyVee for a number of years and was currently working at Bunge Corporation for the past 9 years as a shipping/receiving operator.
Chad was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lear, Sr., on December 8, 2011.
He is survived by his mother, Ellen Lear; brother, Rob (Carrie Brinkman) Lear, Jr., all of Council Bluffs; sister, Lori (Keith) Albers, of Bellevue, Neb.; love of his life, Tracy Baldwin, of Council Bluffs; 8 nephews, 3 nieces and 1 grand-nephew.
Visitation with the family, Monday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral Service, Tuesday, 11 a.m., at the mortuary with Pastor Dave Fremstad officiating. Interment Lewis Township Cemetery. A lunch will follow at the Elks Club. The family will direct memorials.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.