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Published January 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Christopher “Chris” Loe

After a most valiant and courageous battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia, Christopher “Chris” Loe crossed over to his heavenly home on January 14, 2013, at 4:42 a.m., at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born on March 4, 1972, in Moorhead, Minnesota, to Bob and Mugs (Rector) Loe. He grew up in Dilworth, Minnesota, and graduated from Dilworth High School in 1990, where he participated in football and started his musical career with his first band, C.O.D., in his freshman year. Upon graduating, he began touring with various bands all over the country, which led to a move to Minneapolis for a period of 7 years. He then returned home to attend college at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota. He graduated from MSU in 2000 with a degree in music education. He began his teaching career in Rochester, Minnesota, for a year, after which he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, and taught for the Clark County School District for 12 years. He obtained his Master’s of Arts at Lesley University in Las Vegas. He was employed by Simmons ES as the music specialist at the time of his passing.

On July 22, 2000, he was united in marriage with Andrea McNamar in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. They made their home in Rochester for a short time, before making the decision to relocate to Las Vegas. On June 22, 2004, they welcomed their first of two children, son Zian.Their second child, daughter Mylee, was born on March 3, 2007.

Christopher “Chris” Loe

After a most valiant and courageous battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia, Christopher “Chris” Loe crossed over to his heavenly home on January 14, 2013, at 4:42 a.m., at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born on March 4, 1972, in Moorhead, Minnesota, to Bob and Mugs (Rector) Loe. He grew up in Dilworth, Minnesota, and graduated from Dilworth High School in 1990, where he participated in football and started his musical career with his first band, C.O.D., in his freshman year. Upon graduating, he began touring with various bands all over the country, which led to a move to Minneapolis for a period of 7 years. He then returned home to attend college at Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota. He graduated from MSU in 2000 with a degree in music education. He began his teaching career in Rochester, Minnesota, for a year, after which he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, and taught for the Clark County School District for 12 years. He obtained his Master’s of Arts at Lesley University in Las Vegas. He was employed by Simmons ES as the music specialist at the time of his passing.

On July 22, 2000, he was united in marriage with Andrea McNamar in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. They made their home in Rochester for a short time, before making the decision to relocate to Las Vegas. On June 22, 2004, they welcomed their first of two children, son Zian.Their second child, daughter Mylee, was born on March 3, 2007.

Chris had many passions in life, but at the top of that list were golfing in Elbow Lake and music, making the latter the center of his career, passing his passion on to the students he taught. Playing his bass was his release, his comfort, and his best distraction during the most difficult times of his battle the past 2-1/2 years. Chris was known for his superb sense of humor, and never letting anything get him down for too long. He became known as a superhero to those who witnessed or heard of his battle, never once complaining, and always overcoming the greatest of odds stacked against him. He was fast to make friends wherever he went, and in recent years inspired many soldiers to join him in his fight, eager to offer any type of support, love, and encouragement to he and his family. He found many good friends through the Talk Bass Spector forum in the past months, friends that he cherished dearly. His only greater love than music was his family, and that was quickly apparent to anyone who talked to him for the shortest time. He adored his children beyond any measure of the typical father, and took great pride in doting on the greatest love he has ever known, Andrea. He treasured family trips to Disney with his kids, watching Avenger movies with Zian, singing on the way to school with Mylee, and spending his summers in Minnesota with all of his family and friends. He put his family before anyone and anything else, and was constantly reassuring and comforting those around him until the very last minutes of his fearless fight.

Chris is survived by his wife, Andrea, his son Zian, daughter Mylee, mother Margaret “Mugs” Loe of Dilworth, Minnesota, sister Chantale Loe of Dilworth, Minnesota, and nieces Haneulee and Mina Canaday of Brooklyn, New York. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Loe.

The funeral service for Chris will be Saturday January 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. The family asks that those attending services wear something they feel represents Chris; something you feel personally represents him, or something representing his brave battle.

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