Chase Kelly Verwolf

Chase Verwolf Kelly Verwolf It is with the greatest sorrow that we must announce that Chase Kelly Verwolf, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, passed away early on January 10, 2019. A 26 year old native of the Bozeman area. Chase attended grade school, high school, and college in the Gallatin Valley including; Heck-Quaw Elementary in Belgrade, Sacajawea Elementary in Bozeman, Belgrade High School, and he graduated from Bozeman High School in 2011. He also attended one and a half years at Montana State University. Chase was preceded in death by his two grandfathers, Paul Bryan of Belgrade and Thomas Verwolf of Wolf Point. He is survived by his mother, Jody Verwolf; his father, LeRoy Verwolf; his sisters, Olivia and Isabel; his grandmothers, Beverly Bryan and Mary Ann (Toots) Verwolf; and a huge group of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chase's youth was filled with time at his Aunt Cindy and Uncle Ken's farm, where the tractors were his favorite, at his Aunt Patty and Uncle Brent's who lived just down the street, and with his lifelong friend Ben playing on a local dirt hill, making silly skateboarding videos, and terrorizing the neighborhood on their BMX bikes. Chase loved sports from the very start. His Aunt Patty and Uncle Brent got him hooked on the Denver Broncos at a young age and he remained a devoted fan. He played football and basketball through grade school and into high school. He spent several years competing at the BMX track in Bozeman where we loved watching him flying around the track, wide eyed and grinning from ear to ear. His love of sports eventually led him to paintball. It consumed him for several years and he excelled at it. He always gave everything he had to the things he loved. He also loved hiking, camping, skiing, floating the Madison River, paddle boarding, and concerts. He spent late nights watching movies and talking with his mom, riding ATVs and target shooting with his dad and hanging out with his large group of friends. The Bridger Mountains held a special place in him and they were among his many tattoos. He had wanted to travel since he was young and, at 25, he saved for months and finally realized that dream when he spent a month island hopping around Thailand with his friend Dan. Just before he turned 14, his sister Olivia was born and he became a very proud brother. A year and a half later his sister Isabel joined us. He was now outnumbered but was an adoring brother and they both held a very special place in his heart. I was reminded of a story where Chase and his sisters had been playing one of those games where you can win prizes by grabbing them with a claw. He won a stuffed animal and gave it to a young girl that just happened to be standing nearby and she excitedly told her dad about it. A simple random act of kindness. So many people have recently shared stories like this about Chase. At some point those are no longer just beautiful stories about a person's life and instead it's evident that they are simply stories about the life of a beautiful person. He told his mom the day before he left us that it was his time to shine. That light was taken from us far too soon. He will always be missed and never forgotten. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, at 11 a.m. at Dokken-Nelson. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com