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Michael Chad Morin

March 29, 1974 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 48)

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Michael Chad Morin, 48
In the very early morning of July 30, 2022 surrounded by his family, Michael Chad Morin was called home.

Chad was born in Kalispell on March 29, 1974 to Mick and Peggy Morin. He grew up with his older sister, Brandi, and his younger brother Kevin. He graduated from Flathead High School in 1993. The best part of high school for Chad was meeting the love of his life, MiAnne Wilcox. They married on April 25, 1998 and welcomed their son, Hudson, in 2000 and their daughter, Kendal, in 2005. He was a driver for UPS for 21 years.

In March 2021, Chad was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma. Throughout his last year, he faced having his foot amputated, multiple chemo treatments and surgery with an uncommon courage, bravery, wisdom, faith and peace that amazed and sustained his family.

Chad was passionate about hunting deer, elk and grouse and was a talented knife maker. If he wasn’t in the woods or in his shop, he was watching tv shows about knives and hunting. He loved playing pitch and cribbage, football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favorite color was purple and he adored classic country music. Like a country song, he loved dogs and little kids and they loved him. He was affectionally known as Uncle Cheeto. To the amusement of his family, he had a deep rooted fear of condiments and was the pickiest eater. He had the best memory, told the greatest stories and was known for the funniest, most inappropriate sayings, none of which can be put in print.

Quite simply, Chad was larger than life, in his personality, his wicked sense of humor, his temper, and especially his love of his family. His wife was his rock, his daughter the light of his life and his son a constant joy.

Chad was preceded in death by his twin sons, Wyatt and Cooper and his father, Mick Morin. He is survived by his wife MiAnne, children, Hudson and Kendal, his mother, Peggy, his sister, Brandi and her husband Tony Reiner, his brother, Kevin and his wife Hailey and their children Tucker and Kenlie, his grandmother, Carolyn Tonkinson, step-mother Kristyn Morin and step- sister Jill Lehr, his in-laws, Steve & Carol Wilcox, Layne & Candy Wilcox, Lauri & Russ Olsen and their children Emily (Gavin & Marlo) Hailee & Lynsie, Marcus & Jolene Wilcox and their children Sierra & Taylor and his lifelong friend, BJ Nelson, his wife Desiree and family.

Chad’s family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses that provided excellent care and support, especially his oncologist Dr. Ness, Lois at the infusion center and Amber with hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 6 at 11am at St. Matthews in Kalispell with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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