Chad Granato

Chad E. Granato, 52, of North Judson, IN passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his home.  He was born on November 14, 1967 in Hammond, IN to Ronald E. and Darlene L. Chalfant Granato.  Chad graduated from Portage High School in 1986.  On May 20, 2016, he married Janet Wait in Knox, IN. She survives.


Chad had a lifelong struggle with several medical conditions but always maintained a very positive attitude.   He shared a passion for hunting and fishing with his brothers and routing for the Pittsburgh Steelers with his dad.  Chad enjoyed playing the drums and belonged to several bands over the years.  His latest musical passion was playing Christian praise and worship music at Global Harvest Church in Monterey, IN.

Most of all, Chad loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was a loving and devoted husband, dad, papa, son and brother.  He had a big heart, which showed in the way he raised his three step daughters from a previous marriage and loved them as his own.  Chad will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  

He is survived by:
Janet Granato, North Judson, IN Wife
Kayleigh Granato, Portage, IN Daughter
Paige (Tyler) Gilliam, Kodak, TN Daughter
Sarah Cutrel, Hobart, IN Step Daughter
Michelle (James) Cable, Hobart, IN Step Daughter
Andria (Gene) Cassell, Clendenin, WV Step Daughter
Jaimie Coulter, Sevierville, TN Step Daughter
Meagan Coulter, Sweetwater, TN Step Daughter
15 Step Grandchildren: Devin, Dallas, David, Angel, Adam, Ryan, Brantley, Hunter, Faith, Lily, Ana, Alycia, Jo Jo, Jaidyn and Jay
Darlene L. Chalfant Granato, Winamac, IN Mother
Todd C. (Stephanie) Granato, North Judson, IN Brother
Brian S. (Kimberly) Granato, Wheatfield, IN Brother
Alexis Granato, Niece
Dylan Granato, Nephew
Several Aunts, Uncles and  Cousins 
Many lifelong Friends
Preceded in death by:
Ronald Edward Granato, Father


Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EST on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 7 PM EST on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with John DeSabatine officiating.  

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

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