October 26, 2023
Chad Allen Niemela, 49, lost his 4 year battle with cancer in the early morning of October 18, 2023.He passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children. Chad is remembered as an active, social, hard working, and loving man who was always there to help anyone in need. Chad and his wife, Michaela, had four children and many “extra” kids that he loved as his own. The family will hold a celebration of life November 5 at the local Rat Tap from 1-4 p.m. to honor Chad. Donations may be made at Bank of the Pacific to help support the family at this time. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.