Obituary for Chad Van Zuilen

Chad Van Zuilen, age 37 of Northfield, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, following a snowmobile accident. Chad Daniel Van Zuilen was born May 15, 1981, in Faribault to Daniel and Tamera (Bauernfeind) Van Zuilen. He was raised in Faribault and attended Faribault Schools. On April 5, 2006, he married Jessica Jean Webber in Negril, Jamaica. After marriage they made their home in Dundas/Northfield. Chad was employed with Culligan Water for over 15 years and most recently with the City of Northfield. Chad was active as an EMT and Fire Fighter with the Northfield Fire and Rescue Department since April […]

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Chad Van Zuilen, age 37 of Northfield, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, following a snowmobile accident.

Chad Daniel Van Zuilen was born May 15, 1981, in Faribault to Daniel and Tamera (Bauernfeind) Van Zuilen. He was raised in Faribault and attended Faribault Schools. On April 5, 2006, he married Jessica Jean Webber in Negril, Jamaica. After marriage they made their home in Dundas/Northfield. Chad was employed with Culligan Water for over 15 years and most recently with the City of Northfield.

Chad was active as an EMT and Fire Fighter with the Northfield Fire and Rescue Department since April 1, 2013. He enjoyed auto racing and worked on a pit crew at Elko Raceway. He was a talented mechanic and loved working on cars. He was fun loving, caring, meticulous, generous, and loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica; his sons, Carson Van Zuilen (special friend Elizabeth Morsching), Mason Van Zuilen; his mother, Tammy Van Zuilen; his father and step-mother, Dan and Becky Van Zuilen; his sister, Sarah Van Zuilen (Brent Quernemoen), all of Faribault; his grandparents, Sandy (Gary) Roemhildt of Janesville, Dean Bauernfeind (Barb Thompson) of Faribault; his in-laws, Rodney and Jeanne Webber of Northfield; his special friend, Jen Adams of Northfield; his brother-in-law, Jeremy Webber of Northfield; 3 nephews, Hunter Quernemoen, Henry and Lincoln Webber; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Phil and Therese Van Zuilen.

Services will be 11:00AM, Friday, March 1, 2019, at Canvas Church, 404 Schilling Ave, Dundas. Visitation will be from 3-8PM, Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Canvas Church. Visitation will continue at 10:00AM on Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be Edwin Oster, Ted Reuvers, Steve Anderson, Jeremy Webber, Jesse Hoffman, Bill Schrot, Jeff Amy, Tom Mann, Adam Royle and Duane Mador. Honorary pallbearers are Carson Van Zuilen, Mason Van Zuilen, Hunter Quernemoen, Henry Webber, Lincoln Webber, and the members of the Northfield Fire and Rescue Squad.

Memorials are preferred to the Chad Van Zuilen Memorial Fund.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

March 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Canvas Church - Dundas
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Visitation

February 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM - 8:00PM

Canvas Church - Dundas
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4 Comments

  1. Tim Glende

    I went to school with Chad at FJHS and FSHS. He was a nice guy. Always worked very hard in the classes I had with him. Rest in peace Chad Van Zuilen.

    Tim Glende

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  2. Cyndi Dole

    A beloved member of our extended family, gone too soon. Our prayers are with family and friends for comfort.

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  3. Neva Ludvigson

    Jessica Jeremy an boys. I m so sorry for your loss. Prayers during ‘this difficult time God Bless 💔

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  4. Nate Vick

    I met Chad when I first started working at Driessen water/Culligan of Albert Lea. He would drive down from the Northfield store and I would ride along with him as he helped train me in with the company. He was a very knowledgeable and helpful person. If I ever came across a difficult situation I knew I could count on him for advice. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and loved one’s.

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