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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Edgington

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Edgington


Charles was born in Gary, Indiana. he later moved to Crown Point, Indiana where he graduated from Crown Point High School in 1950. From 1954-1956, he serviced in the U.S. Army.

In 1954, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Business Education from Eastern Illinois University. He obtained his Master's of Education Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1959.

From 1957-1965, Chuck taught Physical Education classes and coached football at Chatsworth, Rock Island and Oak Lawn, Illinois High Schools. During five of those summers, he and his wife, son and daughter traveled to Greeley, Colorado where he enrolled in Northern Colorado's Doctorate Program.

He received his PH. D in Physical Education, Health and Sport in 1965 and was hired by Bemidji State University. He became a Professor at B.S.U. and held leadership positions of Department Chair, Athletic Director and Track Coach. He also was an assistant football coach for may years.

In May 1995, after thirty memorable years at the university, he retired and he and his wife divided their time between Mesa, AS and San Diego, CA. They also traveled extensively worldwide during this time.

At a later time, a family Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held in San Diego. Inurnment will be in the Crystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens, Garden Grove, California.

He is survived by his wife, two married children, four grandchildren and two brothers. A special thanks from his family to all the people who enriched his life.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Research at