Chad Janko, 45 of Kintyre passed away January 17, 2023.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Eastgate Steele Memorial Chapel, 518 Mitchell Ave N, Steele, ND. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Chad was born August 1, 1977, to Jesse and Phyllis Janko. Chad grew up on the family farm south of Steele. Although Chad was a successful plumber and business owner, he helped on the farm most of his life.
Chad graduated high school in 1995 from Steele. He went on to graduate college with a welding degree from BSC. He had many years in with HA Thompson & Sons and Cooling and Heating, before going on to start his own business, CJ Plumbing.
Chad enjoyed fixing fence, calving out the cows and bottle feeding the calves. Chad was a kid at heart. You could often find calves, baby chicks or random wildlife in the trailer house, being nursed and nurtured. Chad also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outside. He always took pride in his yard and garden. If you didn’t find him outside, you could find him in his garage building new things and listening to the Beastie Boys.
On July 3rd, 2002, Chad and Trish brought Hunter into the world. Hunter was Chads pride and joy. They enjoyed hanging out at the farm, ice fishing and taking mini vacations. Chad loved helping Hunter on his school projects, always making sure they were over the top. Hunter will carry on his dad’s name proudly.
Chad is survived by his dad and mom, Jesse and Phyllis Janko of Kintyre, his brother Michael Janko (Michelle Tait) of Bismarck, his son Hunter Janko of Mandan, Hunters mom and Chads friend Trish Blotsky of Mandan, his niece Camryn Janko of Bismarck and many aunts, uncles, cousins and longtime friends.
Chad was proceeded in death by his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
We cannot thank everyone enough for all the support through this difficult time.
There will not be an immediate burial, as cremation will take place after the service, upon Chads wishes.
There will be snacks and coffee after the service at the Amvets club in Steele.