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Pastor Michael James Chodan

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Pastor Michael James Chodan Obituary
Pastor Michael James Chodan of Christiana, Pa. Nov. 12, 1958 - April 28, 2012 Pastor Michael James Chodan, 53, is enjoying the presence of his Savior. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Chodan, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage. An area resident for the past 18 years, Pastor Mike was born in Ladysmith, Wis. to Betty Chodan and the late Robert Chodan. He was a 1976 graduate of Flambeau High School, a 1980 graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and a 1985 graduate of Calvary Baptist Seminary's Master of Divinity Program. Pastor Mike was the Senior Pastor at Highland Baptist Church of Parkesburg, where he faithfully served the Lord by teaching and preaching the Word of God for the past 18 years. He is survived, in addition to his beloved wife, by his five children: Mike Jr. of Denver, Colo., Timothy and his wife Nikki of Dunbar, Wis., Benjamin of Philadelphia, Daniel of Christiana, Pa. and Elisa of Christiana, Pa.; his siblings, LuAnn Fleming of Worcester, Pa., Jeanette Hill of Loveland, Colo., Cindy Meckes of Kunkletown, Pa., Alice Gerke of Monroe, Wash. and Brenda Byrd of Tulare, Calif. The viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the Highland Baptist Church, 1 East Highland Road, Parkesburg and again from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the Calvary Monument Bible Church, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA 17562. The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at Calvary Monument Bible Church, followed by interment in the Glen Run Cemetery of Atglen. Because of his heart for the Gospel, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Highland Baptist Church, marked "Ukraine Mission Project" in the memo, and sent to 1 East Highland Road, Parkesburg, PA 19365. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be respectfully posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on May 1, 2012
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