Chad Perdue


Chad Perdue, 56, Bismarck, died May 6, 2024 at Augusta Place with his loving parents by his side.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. CST at Sunset Rest Cemetery in Ray, ND.  Following the graveside service a gathering will be held at the Ray Auditorium.

Chad was born May 6, 1968 to Carl M. and Maureen Perdue.  He was born with Down Syndrome and was loved more than anything for his entire life.  He and his dad had a special bond.  So much time spent together, Carl working and Chad by his side listening to his music.

He grew up in Ray, ND and loved Special Olympics.   Chad attended special ed classes in Williston, ND until he was twenty-one and joined Opportunity Foundation, living in Williston for five years.  A better fit for him was to move back to Ray.  He had his own house, had help from Easter Seals and had his dads company most evenings.

In 2012, Chad and his parents moved to Bismarck where he had his own apartment in his folks lower level. His dad had retired so they had lots of meals out and lots of car rides.  His TV, DVD’s and CD’s were his life,  Then dementia set in and when he couldn’t do these things without help he lost interest. In July 2022, the dementia made it impossible for him to stay home so he moved into Augusta Place.

Chad is survived by his parents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Maureen & Tony, We are saddened to hear of Chad’s passing. I loved having Chad as a student! He was so much fun and was so knowledgeable. I remember him impressing myself and my brother one day as we were outside waiting for his bus to arrive. Chad asked my brother to open up his car hood and then proceeded to identify many of the car parts!!! Loved him so much! Prayers for peace and comfort. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 ❤️❤️
Shelly & Clif Sundt

Tony and Maureen, so sorry for your loss. RIP Chad

I was saddened to hear of Chad’s passing. His big smile and the music of the Oakridge Boys will be missed. Sincere condolences to his parents. May the lord help them in these hard days God bless