Chad Michael Ripplinger, 44, of Jerome passed away February 27, 2022. He was born June 1, 1977 at the Fairchild USAFB, Spokane, Washington to Owen Duane Ripplinger and Carol Rosendahl Judd.
Chad and Sheila were married on October 29, 2000, in Jerome, Idaho and had two children. Although they divorced, they had reconciled and were living together for the last year. They loved each other very much and were rebuilding their lives together. Chad had a 20-plus year career at Commercial Creamery in Jerome where he made many friends and was a respected colleague.
In his “spare time”, Chad enjoyed kayaking, hiking, watching movies, comedy shows, and sports, especially football. He also really looked forward to his Vegas trips.
Chad was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Judd; grandparents, Reider and Bernice Rosendahl; and grandmother, Kathyrn Ripplinger.
He is survived by his father, Owen Duane Ripplinger; daughter, Mercades Ripplinger, son, Chase Ripplinger; stepson, Jerrid Eldredge; his life partner, Sheila Ripplinger; two sisters, Brandi and Ashley, brother, Eric; grandfather, Andy Ripplinger; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; as well as a multitude of friends.
Grief and Love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. Chad, I loved you with all that I am. Until we meet again my love.