Chad Fortin

CHEBANSE — Chad Matthew Thompson Fortin, 40, of Chebanse, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home May 9, 2020. He suffered from a long illness.

Chad was born Dec. 4, 1979, in Kankakee, the son of Leslie M. Fortin and Judith M. (FitzGerald) Fortin.

He was employed as a security guard with Burns Security and was taking law enforcement classes at Kankakee Community College before becoming ill.

Surviving are his mother, Judith Fortin, of Chebanse; two sisters, Amy (Eugene) Klosier, of Braidwood, and Amanda Fortin, of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Gregory Fortin, of New Baden; three nieces, Sarah Klosier and Amy and Laura Fortin; and a nephew, Grant Coryell.

Preceding him in death were his father; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom FitzGerald and Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Fortin.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, services were private and burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Chebanse.

Chad was a devoted Catholic. He always treated everyone with kindness and respect and loved his family.

Funeral arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

Please sign his online guestbook at

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