Charles Joseph Canfield

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, March 24, 1932
Date of Death:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Age:
84 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday January 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday January 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Bethel Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday January 28, 2017
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Bethel Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, March 24, 1932
Date of Death:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Age:
84 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, March 24, 1932
Date of Death:
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Age:
84 years old

Charles Joseph Canfield

The funeral service for Charles Canfield will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester with Pastor Norman Wahl officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday, January 27 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Charles Joseph Canfield, 84, of Rochester, died peacefully, Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Chuck was born on March 24, 1932 in Mishawaka, IN to James and Martha (Martens) Canfield.  He attended local schools and was a graduate of Indiana University.  He was a Naval Korean War Veteran. On December 16, 1960, he married Gloria Olson in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  Gloria survives.  They resided and raised their family in Rochester.

He served on the Rochester City Council representing Ward 2 beginning in 1986.  He was elected Mayor of Rochester for two terms, serving from 1996 - 2003. As a local businessman, he owned and operated an A&W Root Beer business as well as Shakey’s Pizza in Rochester and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Gloria; four children, Alison (Howard) Markham of Rochester, Michele (Timothy) Nelson of Rochester, Martin (Beth) Canfield of Rochester and Jason (Yoon) Canfield of Wheaton, IL; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Natalie) Canfield of Williamsburg, Virginia.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Jerzak.

Chuck was a Century Member of the Gamehaven Council and served as President of the League of Minnesota Cities. He was a member of the SCORE organization, Toastmasters and a Rotary Club member, as well as a lifetime Elk member.  He served on the Hiawatha Homes Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for Rochester Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Gamehaven - Boy Scouts of America or the Boys and Girls Club.

Condolences

The family of Charles Joseph Canfield has received the following condolences.

We so sorry everyone for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all. We are so sorry we could not be there for the service. So much was going on at the time. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. 


We love you all!


Love,


Aaron and Sherri Truman

On behalf of the Tieman family, we want to offer our condolences to the Canfield family.  Your Dad, "Chuck" was a great man and will be truly missed.  Our family has known the Canfield family for many years.  My mother babysat Jason when he was young.  Some of my siblings went to school together with Michelle, Marty, and Allison.  I often run into some of you in Rohester once in a while, and it brings back great memories of our youth.  Chuck and Gloria raised a great family!  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.  May all the wonderful memories of your Dad help you thru this time. 


With deepest sympathy...


Brenda Tieman and the rest of the Tieman clan

From my family to yours, you have our deepest simply and prayers.  Mayor Canfield was a very good man and I was glad to get a chance to work with him.  Blaine Hill, LMC President 1997.


 

So many memories and fun times with the Canfield's. My favorite was at Bryan and Brie's rehearsal dinner when Chuck was telling the story about how hard of a "catch" Gloria was. We laughed so hard but the love in his eyes as he was looking at her while telling the story was so amazing. A very special man he was. Our deepest sympathy and love to you all.


Betty and Mike


 

I am very proud and fortunate to be part of two great families! The Canfield's and the Lebeck's.  (Frank's uncle)  I enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast at Shakey's. I also called him uncle Chuck. They took me in as one of their own, I will miss him and his loving personality. God Bless the Canfield family.


 


Lisa L Button

Dear Gloria & Family,


My sympathy goes to you, Alison, Michele, Marty and Jason . I admired Chuck as a good citizen and neighbor and remember his friendly smile and conversations that we had.Rochester will miss him, but will remember the kindness and happiness that he brought to so many people. 


Syl Sterioff


 

I'm so very sorry and my thoughts and prayers to the whole family!  The Canfield family to me was a very respected family and had all the attributes of perfection, respect and loyalty to all.


I grew up playing hockey with Jason and was always accepted into this household since the age of nine.  Chuck was like a second father to me,  Gloria like a second mother....All of Jason's siblings treated me like I was family.  Chuck was such a great family man and a perfect example of what a leader was.


I will always remember eating pizza at Shakeys Pizza at any chance we had but mostly after hockey games or tournaments for sure.  It was a team hang out location for hockey meetings, birthdays and fun times as well.  It was a go-to place for sure back then.  I will always cherish the times I had with Jason and Chuck with traveling hockey, watching sports or movies, playing golf, going to the farm house in Whalen and also just simply hanging out at their house.  Chuck was a very smart business man and an excellent mayor but even more, a superb role model.


I always looked up to Chuck.  He had a great impact on my life growing up when my parents divorced.  He showed me what it takes to become successful, how to treat people with respect and to always have fun.  He will be deeply missed by all that knew him and Heaven has now gained another angel to look down on all of us that knew him and over his beloved family until they meet again.


God Bless You Chuck Canfield, Gloria, Jason, Marty, Alison and Michelle...and of course all of the Canfield family.  My sincere apologies to all of you on the loss of this man.


 


 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Canfield family.  It was my honor to have served on the City Council with Chuck.  He was always helpful and was a great role model to other members.  Knowing Chuck meant you got to know his lovely wife Gloria and other family members.  Chuck put family and The city first.  He will be greatly missed.  Take care Canfield family.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Canfield family.  It was my honor to have served on the City Council with Chuck.  He was always helpful and was a great role model to other members.  Knowing Chuck meant you got to know his lovely wife Gloria and other family members.  Chuck put family and The city first.  He will be greatly missed.  Take care Canfield family.

So very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a great man and will be missed. Hugs to you his dear family. Liz (Colvin) and Steve Schmidt

As a young adult, I was privileged to work for Chuck, Gloria, Bobbie and Frank at the former A&W restaurant in Rochester. The four of them were some of the greatest bosses I've ever had. I r,emember the times when Chuck would bring Shakey's pizzas over to A&W and take A&W food back to Shakeys for his employees. 


I will keep your famity in my prayers during this very difficult time.