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CLAASSEN – Manfred

February 26, 1926 – April 4, 2010

Manfred Claassen, beloved husband of Irmgard for 56 years, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Saviour on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the age of 84.

Manfred, born February 26, 1926 in Ladekopp, Danzig, Germany, came to Canada in 1951 and worked in the construction industry in Calgary for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1986. He cherished family and enjoyed camping and hiking in the mountains.

He is survived by his wife Irmgard; daughter Marion (John); three sons Eckhard (Linda), Ed (Margareta), Ron (Denise); Opa to his six grandchildren, Jonathan (Sarah), Vanessa (Mark), Dustin, Lindsay, Maddison and Dylan and Uhr Opa to Sylvie-lyn and his sisters Anneliese and Ingrid. He was predeceased by his parents Eduard and Margaret; brother Helmut and sister Rosemary. He will be greatly remembered and sadly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (Lower Springbank Road and 17th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service held at First Mennonite (2600 Richmond Road S.W.) on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MCC at The family would like to thank the staff at the Chinook Hospice and the Rockyview General Hospital for their loving care.

In living memory of Manfred Claassen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Vera (Janssen) Funk :

    Dear Mrs Claassen, Ed, Eckard, Ron, Marion and spouses and grandchildren,
    Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. The pain of loss of a loved one is never easy, even when they have been released from earthly pain and suffering. May knowing that he is at peace, also give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Jack, Vera, Michael and Anika Funk (Janssen)

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  2. T. Irmgard and family,

    We can rejoice knowing that O. Manfred is with his Lord and Saviour! I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May the Lord support you and and give you strength that only He can give. Know that many people are praying for you. Because Christ was raised on Easter Sunday…we know that O. Manfred now sees Jesus face-to-face on Easter Sunday!

    Love, Ron

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  3. Rick and Barb Bain :

    Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Claassen, his devoted daughter, Marion, and the rest of the family.
    May memories and love sustain you all now at this difficult time.

    Rick and Barb Bain

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