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Chad Ronald-Flashaar Saladin, age 27, of Greenville, died early Wednesday morning, December 19, 2012 from injuries received in an automobile accident in Ionia County. The son of Keith & Brenda (Flashaar) Saladin, he was born on October 6, 1985 in East Grand Rapids.

A member of the First Congregational Church, Chad was active in Boy Scout Troop 130 and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Greenville High School in 2004 where he played football, wrestled, and pole vaulted for the Yellow Jackets. He then attended Ferris State University, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, and earned degrees in nuclear medicine and health systems management.

An avid outdoorsman, Chad enjoyed hunting and fishing and lived life to the fullest. He also enjoyed league bowling and worked at Spectrum Health-United Hospital as an emergency room technician.

Surviving are his parents, Keith & Brenda Saladin of Greenville; his sister, Cami Saladin of Grand Blanc; his grandparents, Ron & Pat Flashaar of Greenville, Shirley & Harvey Pell of Beverly Hills, Florida, and Liquori Saladin of Tampa, Florida; aunts and uncles, Diane & Bob TenEyck of Greenville, Ken Saladin of Belding, Dawn Saladin of Greenville, Colleen Saladin of California, John & Donna Fuller of Arkansas, Jo Riley of Florida, Kim Dennis of Georgia, Scott & Cheryl Flashaar, and Angela & Bryan Garvey, all of Greenville; several great aunts and great uncles; and many, many cousins and friends.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 126 E. Cass Street, Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Chad Saladin Scholarship Fund (in care of the First Congregational Church) would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Chad’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com

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  1. Anonymous on December 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Sheila

    I only just heard about Chad and want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Chad was my student in the NMT program at FSU. I remember talking at length with him about hunting – a passion we both shared. He had a wonderful sense of humor and got along so well with others. My thoughts are with you.

    02/25/2013
    Posted by: Brenda & Keith Saladin

    Thank you to all the wonderful thoughts and prayers. We were so Blessed to have such a wonderful Son. We miss him so very much, but know that he is in God’s loving arms. We know that we will bee with you again. Love Mom & Dad

    01/16/2013
    Posted by: Kenneth House

    Keith & Brenda, SORRY to hear about your AMAZING son Chad. He was a KIND & CONSIDERATE YOUNG MAN. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your families. He will be missed and may he REST IN PEACE.

    12/26/2012
    Posted by: Eric Alber

    I am so grateful to have been able to work with and get to know Chad in the ER. What a tremendous blessing. He talked a lot about his family with much pride. He truly will be missed. My condolences to Chad’s family & Friends.

    12/26/2012
    Posted by: Tabitha Maguire and Jess Durant
    Chad was such a sweetheart. We will miss him.

    12/24/2012
    Posted by: Ryan Condon

    I will forever miss working with Chad on all of those third shift weekends. Hell of a guy.

    12/23/2012
    Posted by: Connie and Arnie Bowers

    Our sympathy goes to your family in the loss of Chad- We were in child birth clases with you when you were preganant for Chad- Our baby was born oct 14, 1985. We will be praying for your family!

    12/22/2012
    Posted by: Linda and Dennis Kekke

    We are so sorry for your loss. I know that doesn’t seem adequate but please know that we are thinking and praying for you. May God Bless and Keep you and wrap his arms around you.

    12/22/2012
    Posted by: Julie. Cantwell Brown
    Thinking of you and praying. Very sad . Julie

    12/22/2012
    Posted by: Robert Taylor
    Keith and Brenda,
    My condolances for your loss, I am sorry I could not be there, if there is any thing I can do for you plesae let me know.

    Bob

    12/22/2012
    Posted by: Travis Hardin

    At a time like this, words of expression are hard to find. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of such a great man. I was blessed to have so much of Chad in my childhood.

    It is difficult now to be so far away from Michigan; and to miss out on a final goodbye. I would prefer to give my condolences in person- and wish to at least hug the parents that cared for me when I was young.

    To Chad- The days of our childhood have since passed, but the memories are never forgotten. Your spirit will live on through so many loved ones…

    With Sympathy,
    Travis Hardin

    12/22/2012
    Posted by: Mike and Tammy Stevens

    Brenda, Keith and Cami.
    May you feel the peace and comfort from God during this terribly sad time. Chads spirit will live always through his family and friends. Hold tight all those wonderful memories you have. You are fortunate to be such a close family to have those special times to remember now.
    Love and prayers,
    Mike and Tammy Stevens and family

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Darryl and Diane Rogers

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings be with you.

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Carrie ( Haight) McCarthy

    Brenda & Keith, Cami:
    I am sorry about loss your Son, Chad. How much she love her kids alot. I know his mother for long long time when i was little kid. they are great friend of mine .Chad is very very Sweet Guy. I will miss you and Never forget! You are in my thought and Prayer.Rip Chad…..
    Love you
    Carrie ( Haight) McCarthy

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Shanon Sharp

    Keith and Family,
    Sorry to hear of your traggic loss of Chad! There are no words to express the loss of a child!

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Danielle Ferguson

    I have to say that even though I only know Chad from work; he always had a smile on his face! Thoughts and prayers go out to your family, he will certainly be missed here at Spectrum Health United.

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Debbie Kirby

    I worked with Chad in the ER. My prayers are with his family through this very difficult time.

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Delene Cramer

    There is a new angel in heaven and a new star shining bright above us. Truely amazing and such an inspiration. He is loved dearly and will be missed terribly and remembered forever. Prayers for comfort and healing to all who had the priveledge of knowing him. RIP Chad

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: Tom Smith & Ann
    Keith, Brenda & Cami,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Chad on Earth! God speed him into Heaven!

    12/21/2012
    Posted by: The Eberspeaker Family

    Keith, Brenda, and Cami.

    Your family is in our prayers and hearts. We are here for you all anytime of day, if you need a shoulder. Please take it a second at a time. We have great memories of Chad during the kids school years. Wrestling was so much fun with you all. Let the Lord take you by the hand and guide you though these tough times.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Kim Kropf
    12/20/2012
    Posted by: RAE WIREMAN

    Brenda,Keith,Cami,
    Prayers to you and your family. I worked with Brenda at the dentist office and a big memory was how proud and how much she loved both her children. My heart goes to you and your family. Love, Rae

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Julie Crosby-Arbucci
    Such a special young man, taken too soon. Many prayers to a Mom and Dad that were so proud to have you as their son. God has a very special angel.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Ben Brough

    Ben and I are so saddened at the loss of Chad. For many years he seemed like one of our own. It will always be Chad and Chad. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers Ben and Nancy

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Bart & Racheal Quigley

    Sorry for your loss. Words can’t describe the sorrow you feel when you lose a child.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Lora House(Smith)

    My prayer go our to the family. It has been a very long time since I watched them but what I remeber of him, he was a sweet guy.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Kim DeGlopper
    I met Chad while he was working at the Pharmacy at Wal-Mart, a very gentle man. I know he will be sadly missed, Cami is good friends with my son Robbie and she has been a part of our family for many years, I would just like to hug her and absorb all of her pain. If you guys need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Sherri VanAlstine

    So sorry about your lose. prayers go out to his family and friends.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Amy & Jack Davis & Ben Barnwell

    A parents heartache…..there are no words….we all cry with you. Chad played rocket football with Ben many years ago. He was a very smart, good player. So sorry for your loss.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Joel and Crista Horling

    Keith, Brenda and Cami, we are deeply saddened by your loss. It is hard to find words at this point in time. We wish we could just make the pain and sadness go away for you. We will be praying for you continually, that your faith will grow stronger, that you will be able to rest in Gods arms, and that He will bring you the comfort and peace to help you move forward with everyday.
    Psalm 91:4a He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; Love to you all.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: dan bell

    brenda and kieth,so sorry for your loss.you are in our prayers.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: janice,herb woerpel

    thank you for all the memories.we love you honey

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Kimberly Thompson

    Prayers to the Saladin Family, sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working wiht Chad in the ER. He was a caring and compassionate person. He will be missed by many.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Sophie

    Cami, Brenda, Keith,
    You are in my thoughts, I am sorry about your loss. My family and I send all our prayers to you. I keep memories of my summer with you camping, visiting Michigan, with Chad and Cami. You had a great brother/sister relationship.

    Love,
    Sophie

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Bob & Ellie O’Brien

    Our entire family sends its deepest sympathy and prayers, Brenda & family. Know that you have our loving support in this difficult time.

    Peace in Christ,
    Bob & Ellie O’Brien

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Andrea Walter

    My boys were in Boy Scouts with Chad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: BOB AND LOY HOLLENBECK
    WE SEND ALL OUR LOVE–CHAD IS A PRECIOUS AND MOST LOVING SON AND GRANDSON. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR HEARTS. GOD HOLD YOU ALL NEAR.CHAD WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. WITH ALL OUR LOVE BOB AND LOY

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Ashlea Guernsey

    I knew Chad since elementary school and always knew him to be a kind and caring person. My heart is heavy and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Chad

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Carl Smith
    Keith and Brenda,I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine the pain you are going through, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    R.I.P. CHAD..

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Fawn Houghteling

    Brenda, Cami and family, I am so sorry to hear about Chad. I fondly remember him and Cami as students at Walnut Hills, and later working at Walmart and United Memorial. Mrs. Val and I just saw Chad this summer when Mrs. Val had to go to the emergency room. He will always be remembered as a kind, gentle young man. I am thinking of you at this time.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Trudy Hudnall
    My deepest sympathies go out to all of Chad’s family and friends. It’s been many years since I have been able to see him, but he was a great friend to me in childhood. I wish that I had had the opportunity to know the man that he had grown to be. It seems that he genuinely touched every person in his life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his loved ones.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Burnett Family

    Brenda, Keith, & Cami:
    We love you all very much and our thoughts and prayers are with you!! May God Bless you and give you peace and comfort. Know that God is with you and He will give you strength to get through each day, one day at a time.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Jim and Earline Ebels

    So Sorry for your loss, Keith and Brenda. You are in our prayers.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Aunt Carla & Uncle Dee

    To our Angel Chad:
    You have always been and always will be very special to us. We will miss your awesome smile, your cheerful & caring spirit, your hugs, and your love. We know that you are now smiling, hugging and dancing with Grandma Bertie. We will see you soon!!! All our love, Aunt Carla and Uncle Dee

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Walt & Lois Edgar

    So sorry to hear this sad news. We didn’t know Chad but do know his Grandpa, Ron, and Aunt Dawn.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Nita Randall

    Chad was so special and a “One of a Kind”. His laugh and sense of humor is something I will always remember. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. RIP Chad. I know a special star is shining brighter and looking down on us now.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Bradley’s

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. So glad we saw him up hunting w/his Grandpa a few months ago. May God comfort and bless you all.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Stacie Moody
    I did not know Chad, however Cami is a special friend. My prayers go out to the family and much love to Cami. May Chad Rest In Peace. May the family find strength in God and comfort from each other.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Amy Swindell
    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Angela Roberts

    I didn’t know chad very well but he worked in the lab at the hospital with my husband and was a good friend of his. They went golfing together a few times. He has been over to my house a few times and he was a very nice and funny guy. I am so sorry for the loss of a really good guy.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Lea Slentz Strouse

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Chad was such an amazing guy. Cared about others more than himself. May he rest in peace. I send my condolences to your family.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Jim and Lorrie Wooster
    We are so sorry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Mona Hughes
    There just are no words….. Thoughts and prays go out to the family and friends. Love and Hugs to Cami, thinking of you!!! :0)
    Love always, Mona

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Judy Reusser
    While I did not know Chad personally, it sounds like he was a fantastic person. My nieces (in AZ) went to school with him and were deeply saddened when I told them. May you keep your memories close.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Amanda Roesler
    Chad is probably the nicest person I have ever met. Track and pole vaulting wouldn’t have been the same without him. We had our own little team going and had shirts made. I looked up to him.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Ryan Johnson

    Miss u buddy will always remember are late night talks and the time u shot Ruben love boot

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Christian Petersen

    Since middle school Chad has always been a brother to me. Boy scouts, the wrestling team, roommates in college, pledge brothers in the fraternity; he always gave me a reassurance which I drew strength from. I am blessed to know him and it was a great honor to be his friend and brother. I can sincerely say that he made me a better man and will continue to influence and inspire me throughout my life. I am thankful for all the memories and want you to know he will live on and be remembered daily in my life as the smart, adventurous, fun-loving man that changed my life so profoundly. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Bless.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Bobbi Wielhouwer

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.. Sounds like he was a great young man , and I can’t wait to meet him someday… His new home is a wonderful place ..

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Red & Esther Petersen
    Our hearts go out to your entire family for your great loss.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Chris & Joan Matthews

    No words can take away the pain that your family is feeling. Chad was my son’s fraternity brother and a friend to our daughter. We had the opportunity to meet him back in 2007 for the first time & at other events over their years at Ferris. This world lost one of the “good guys” the other day! May God hold your family in his arms & help your hearts heal. “Never Good Bye, Only See You Later”. Rest in Peace in God’s heavenly home Chad.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Burke family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember Chad and keep him in our memories.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Susan & Fred Peacock

    The sadness is overwhelming, to lose such a young man that was a big part of our lives during his school years, watching him grow, earn Eagle Scout, and see him develop into such a fine young man. He will be missed.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Jesse VanderBand
    Chad’s family is in my prayers. He was a role model for me through out my career in Boy Scouts, and I always looked up to him, even though I lost touch with him after we left scouts. Its my prayer that good will come out of this tragedy, and that hope and forgiveness will be found.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Doreen Petersen Reynolds

    Such an unfortunate tragedy. Chad, Christian and Brett were such good friends and a part of our lives for so many years. Fortunately, a strong and beautiful tapestry (of his life) has been woven; and although memories do not have the same physicality as a hug, they do offer comfort as we remember and celebrate his life. The pain in the loss of a son, a brother… I have no words, I cry with and for you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. All my love, Doreen

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Nichole (Misty) Athey

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Words cannot even begin to touch what you are feeling at this time of loss. May God’s strength be with you now and always!.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Troi Prosser

    Brenda & Keith
    Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Sending you all big {{{HUGS}}}. Take care and God Bless. Peace & Light

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Robin Kiste

    Just wanted to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Cindy Hansen

    Brenda, Keith and Cami,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Chad was a wonderful young man and will be truly missed by all who were fortunate to be touched by his kindness. May God keep you and help you though this painful time.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Julie Roach-Bogert

    He was a kind soul. May you rest in peace Chad. My thoughts are prayers are with all who need them.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Kris (Hall) Bilello

    Brenda,Keith and Family, Please know that I am praying for your family. May God grant you the comfort and peace in knowing that you will be together again. Chad will be alive for ever in the hearts of all who knew and loved his spirit.

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: jay helmes

    I have knew chad sence middle school and he was always happy and would cheer u up if you needed it. He was a great guy and a kind soul. You well be missed

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Ashley (Chaprnka) Hamel

    Chad, you will never be forgotten. Those of us who were privileged enough to know you, could see the greatness that laid within your soul. You were truly a kind friend to all!

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Tom & Chris Kohn

    Our hearts are heavy at the thought of your family’s loss. We have SO many fond memories of those GHS wrestling days and the hours we warmed the bleachers….. watching our boys & getting to know you all. Brenda & Keith, please know that we are praying for God’s arms to continue to hold & comfort you…….love and hugs to you all. Tom & Chris

    12/20/2012
    Posted by: Aaron Petersen

    I was blessed to be friends with chad for nearly 20 years. He was a kind spirit and will be greatly missed.

    12/19/2012
    Posted by: Mike & Mary Ane Krum
    Our sincere thoughts & prayers go out to your family at this time. May God help you find peace.

    12/19/2012
    Posted by: Jeff and Karn Orlowski

    We are truely sorry for your loss.Chad was a good friend to our son. He was a great role model and will be truely missed and My god heal your hearts.

    12/19/2012
    Posted by: Ryan Johnson

    You was truely a brother to me and we had a lot of great time. I sure will miss you and sorry i will not be able to make it. Miss you Dearly brother.. Rest in Peace

    12/19/2012
    Posted by: Paul & Deb Skarl
    Brenda and Keith,
    our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God help you throught this difficult time.

    12/19/2012
    Posted by: Bonnie Collier

    Brenda & Keith, I’am so very sorry for your loss of Chad. My thoughts and prayer are with you and the family.

    12/19/2012
    Posted by: Joshua Stump

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Chad was a great man and will be surely missed.

    12/19/2012



  2. <3 on November 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

    We miss you buddy.



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