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Mark Edward CLASEN M.D., Ph.D.
1947 - 2016
BORN
1947
DIED
2016
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Springboro, OH

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CLASEN, M.D., PhD., Mark Edward Age 68, died peacefully at home under the care of Hospice of Dayton on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. He was born October 22, 1947 in Minneapolis, MN, to the late Earl and Doris Jean (Day) Clasen. He was a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and earned both an M.D. degree and a PhD in Anatomy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. A resident of Springboro, Ohio for 24 years, he served 18 years as Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and the last 6 years as Professor Emeritus at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He was board certified in both Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He was an excellent clinician and medical educator. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carla. They were married on April 7, 1979. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sisters, Judy and Nancy Clasen; nephews, Bret Abbott, Jack Abbott, Andy Clasen, Mark and Joseph Boltri; nieces, Devin and Erin Abbott and Mary Boltri; brothers-in-law, Grant Wyckoff and Dr. John Boltri; and sister-in-law, Shelley Boltri. In addition, he leaves behind thousands of medical students and residents he taught over the years. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6430 Far Hills Ave., Centerville with Pastor Charles Woodward presiding. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Homes, 40 N. Main St., Springboro, and also, one hour prior to service on Friday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties, especially Dr. Cleanne Cass and the Crisis Care nurses for their excellent and loving care of Mark during his final days. Contributions in Mark's memory can be made to the Boonshoft School of Medicine Scholarship Fund, the Boonshoft School of Medicine Family Medicine Enhancement Fund or the Premier Geriatrics Program Fund. Please visit www.anderson-fh.com to send an online condolence.
Published by Dayton Daily News on Feb. 7, 2016.
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11
Visitation
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Anderson Funeral Home
40 North Main Street, Springboro, OH
Feb
12
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Epiphany Lutheran Church
6430 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, OH
Feb
12
Memorial service
11:00a.m.
Epiphany Lutheran Church
6430 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, OH
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I just recently heard of Mark's passing. I was honored to work for him in the Department of Family Medicine and am so sorry for your loss.
Barbara Mann
March 20, 2016
Sorry for your loss, he was a very happy man with a smile for all.
Sophia Swann
February 17, 2016
The Wright State University Retiree's Association extends our condolences to the family of Dr. Classen. We also wish to acknowledge his many years of service to our University.
February 15, 2016
Dear Carla: Please know that from far away I,and I am sure so many others, are saddened by your loss. Mark was a kind, caring, and wonderful man whose integrity was an inspiration to so many. He embodied what it meant to be a team player and what it meant to live his oath of helping people... be they patient, staff, faculty student or friend. In his quiet way he inspired and encouraged so many to be better that they were and you can take comfort in that legacy. I wish I could be there to help celebrate a life well lived but I know your family and Dayton friends will be comforting.
Love Bill Tindall
William Tindall
February 11, 2016
Carla and family,
I was saddened to learn of Dr. Mark Clasen's passing before his time. He was a very kind and caring physician, who made many home visits to his older patients in their 80's and 90's and was, as well, an advisor and father figure to many medical students. I worked for him for six years, when he was the Chair of the Dept of Family Medicine, and will always remember him fondly for his kindness to everyone and his humor about life! His Light will now shine in Heaven. My deepest sympathy.
Janet Ruckrigl
Janet Ruckrigl
February 11, 2016

Dr. Clasen was one of my favorite professors at Wright State. 20 years later, I still can remember his voice when I need to do " a backwards saunter" out of a room. My prayers to his family.
Melanie Carlson MD
February 9, 2016
Carla
I am sad to learn of Mark's passing. He was such a cheerful and kind man. He will be missed by many--including all those medical students who had the privilege to learn from him.
Keeping you in thoughts and prayer.
Annette
Canfield
February 9, 2016
You were deeply loved and will be forever missed. I was so blessed to have you as a brother and best pal. A piece of my heart will always be yours alone.
Nancy Clasen
February 7, 2016
Carla. Your husband Dr Mark Clasen was an amazing and caring man of all people. He will be forever in my heart.
Lennie Ernst Clawson
February 7, 2016
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