Laurier mourns the loss of Chuck Classen, the men's football equipment manager.
WATERLOO, Ont. - Long time Laurier Football Equipment Manager Chuck Classen
passed away on Tuesday, March 30th. He was 66.
Starting out as a volunteer student manager with Don Smith
’s basketball team in 1970, Classen continued to find ways to contribute to Laurier (then Waterloo Lutheran University). Graduating from Laurier in 1971 he eventually moved into the position of equipment manager for the men’s football team while also teaching at several local schools. After retirement, he continued to be a staple for the football program, keeping them organized and on track for both the 1991 and 2005 national championships.
"Chuck has been a mentor to many students over his 40 years of involvement with the program," said Director of Athletics & Recreation PETER BAXTER
. "His contributions at Laurier have left an indelible impression on everyone he has come into contact with."
The department of Athletics & Recreation will be naming the Team Manager of the Year Award in his honour.
He leaves behind his wife of 42 years; Wendy, his children; Jeff and his wife Vanessa, Micki and her husband Sean, and grandchildren; Halia, Keely, and Jackson.
There will be a memorial celebration at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 110 Manitou Dr. in Kitchener on Sunday, April 11th from 2 to 4 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the celebration of the life of Chuck Classen
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage a donation to the Hamilton General Hospital ICU or the K.W. Optimist club by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com