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Chad V. Looper
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Obituary for Chad V. Looper

Chad Vernroy Looper, son of Adrian Harner and Mary Margaret (Baker) Looper, was born on July 19, 1957 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He passed away on Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018 at his Shenandoah home following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60 years, 7 months, 9 days.

All of Chad’s life was spent in Shenandoah, Iowa with the exception of a short six month stint in Colorado in the late 1970’s. He was educated in the Shenandoah Community Schools, graduating from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1975.
On June 3, 1977, Chad was united in marriage to the love of his life, Diana Kathleen (Kathy) Thomason in Strasburg, Colorado. They celebrated 40 years of marriage last June. They affectionately called each other their “monkey” (It all started with Chad displaying the innate ability to pick things up with his feet).

Through the years, Chad worked several different jobs. From 1975 through 1977, he worked at the Farmaster Gate Factory, from 1979 to 1980 he worked on an oil rig in Colorado, from 1979 through 1983 he worked at Johnson Tire and from 1983 through 1990, he worked as an over-the-road truck driver for Carl Foutch Trucking. For a three year period from 1990 to 1993, he worked again for Johnson Tire. In 1993, Chad began driving a garbage truck for Shenandoah Sanitation, the job he enjoyed the most. He was known throughout town for his friendliness and helpfulness. If someone needed a hand, Chad was there to assist. He worked for the Scharp family and Shenandoah Sanitation until November 28, 2017, when his health began to fail.

In his spare time Chad enjoyed bowling (he bowled three nights a week for 30 years). He also loved fishing with his father and hanging out with his “Brother”, Duane Moore (best friend since the age of 8). Most of all, he enjoyed riding and getting out on the road with his motorcycle. Chad joined the Shenandoah Eagles Club in October of 2017.
Preceding Chad in death were his father, Adrian Looper; brother, Kent Looper; and his father and mother-in-law, Roy and Alice Thomason. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Diana (Kathy) Looper of Shenandoah; his mother, Mary Looper of Shenandoah; sister-in-law, Sue Regnerus and husband Jack of Papillion, NE; brother-in-law, Bob Thomason and wife Casi of Selby, SD; other relatives; and many friends.

A celebration of Chad's life will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018 with the family greeting relatives and friends with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at the Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah. All motorcyclists are encouraged to join the family at Nishna Valley to travel in procession to the Rose Hill Cemetery for graveside services at 11:30 AM. Memorials in Chad's name are being directed to the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha to help other cancer patients.

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10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service

405 W Thomas Avenue
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Celebration of life gathering and visitation.





11:30 AM
Rose Hill Cemetery

Argus Rd Shenandoah, IA 51601
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Cemetery Details


Rose Hill Cemetery

Argus Rd Shenandoah, IA 51601
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Memorial Contribution

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center - Omaha, NE


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