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Musfeldt, Jr., Charles D., M.D. Lovingly known to his friends as "Dr. Chuck", went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 14th 2011. On March 13th, he was involved in a serious car accident, sustaining internal injuries, and the Lord called him to his heavenly home early Monday morning. Dr. Chuck was born January 12th 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. As a child, their family doctor saved his father's life after his appendix ruptured. From that day, Dr. Chuck desired to become a Family Physician in order to help heal people. He attended Conant High School where he played basketball, ran cross-country, and was in the National Honor Society, graduating in 1973. He then attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida where, as a pre-med major, he became a member of Sigma-Phi-Epsilon Fraternity and served as President of Green Key, a resident assistant in the dorms, and as aid to Dr. Norman P. Crawford for the St. Johns Dinner Club. Most importantly, Chuck met his soul mate and future "wiffy," Linda Stinnett. Following his graduation with honors in 1977, Dr. Chuck attended Balliol College, Oxford University on a Rotary Fellowship in England where he earned a Graduate Degree in Human Biology. While at Oxford University, Chuck played basketball and earned his Blue when their team won the 1978 National Basketball Championship. He then returned to the United States where he attended medical school at the University of Florida. After his first year of medical school, Chuck and Linda were joyfully united in Christ and in marriage on July 28th 1979. He graduated from medical school in 1982 and did his residency as a Family Physician at the St. Vincent's Family Practice in Jacksonville. He thought this was his dream come true. However, it would not be long before he began to feel that his work in medicine was a temporary fix to a long-term need that was greater than medicine could fix. In 1984 God brought Dr. Chuck and Linda their first daughter Miranda Gail Musfeldt, and two years later their second daughter Laura LaVonne Musfeldt. In 1986 he finished his residency program and practiced as a Family Physician in Jacksonville, Florida. During this time, the Musfeldts hosted two Finnish foreign exchange students through the organization Youth For Understanding. While working fulltime as a family doctor, being a husband, a parent, and serving at his church, Chuck earned his MBA at Jacksonville University. In 1989 the Musfeldt family moved to Naperville, Illinois where Dr. Chuck worked as a medical health care consultant with Ernst and Young. After a few years, Dr. Chuck opened his own consulting firm helping hospitals, clinics, doctors, and administrators develop more cost effective ways to practice medicine. He realized through his work as a consultant the joy and satisfaction of having a beneficial impact on many people's lives. It was in Chicago that Dr. Chuck started an amazing new adventure, accepting the invitation of a man at church to attend a Bible Study Fellowship class. Dr. Chuck served as a Discussion Leader in his BSF Class. He loved gathering each week with 100+ men to talk about their lessons, worship God and learn about the Bible passage from the Teaching Leader. Through BSF, he learned to read his Bible daily instead of doing his lesson at the last minute in the parking lot before class by the dome light of his car. He also learned to pray with and for others, and that work was not his "be all and end all". He learned the importance of teaching children from God's Word and how to do that himself with his own children rather than expecting that from others. Eventually, he became the Teaching Leader of the Oakbrook Evening Men's Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Class and watched God grow the class from 150 to 450 men in five years as they were being challenged and changed by the regular study and application of God's Word. Dr. Chuck invited every man he knew to the BSF Class. One night he invited a man from church who was one of the leaders of the high school youth group. The man said, "Yes, I will go if you will become a high school leader." Dr. Chuck accepted and began working with the freshman boys, continuing through their senior year. He greatly impacted both high school boys and girls, developing lifelong friendships with them, watching with satisfaction as these students developed their own personal faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He found great joy as he witnessed living faith replace the loneliness, despair and hopelessness in many of their lives. This was a change and "cure" that medicine could not give. It was during this time that Dr. Chuck was asked to accept a new position in San Antonio, Texas at the Headquarters of BSF as Director of International Operations. In June 2004, the Musfeldts relocated to San Antonio where Dr. Chuck worked with more than 130 BSF Classes outside of North America. He and his wife Linda traveled to cities around the world to encourage the International BSF classes and to pray with people interested in developing new BSF Classes. Having always been a people person and making friends wherever he went, Dr. Chuck died, fulfilling his dream of helping and healing people, not through medicine as he once expected but through the power of God's Word changing one life at a timefor eternity. Dr. Chuck was preceded in death by his father Charles and his mother Ann. He is survived by his cherished helpmate and best friend, Linda; his beautiful daughters Miranda and Laura (Caleb Walker); his beloved granddaughter and playmate, Dakota; his brother Gene (Linda) White; and countless friends and family around the world. Memorials may be sent to Bible Study Fellowship International; Joni and Friends; and the First Baptist Church on McCullough Avenue in San Antonio, TX.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 18, 2011.
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March 13, 2012
I pray every night Linda for you and family. Especially on this day! May the Lord continue to give you strength and bless you. love ybic... "God is Good"!
October 9, 2011
Linda - Got your message but not sure how to reply to you directly.

Dad's passing was peaceful just 17 days short of reaching 90. The memorial visitation was last Friday. You can search at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=gordon-b-gissenas&pid=153972846&fhid=5709

I'd be happy to communicate with you more but is a little difficult thru this website. My email address is panolan@wi.rr.com.

Thanks so much for your note.
Pat Klein
September 29, 2011
Linda and family - I don't have an email address for you but wanted you to know that Chuck's Uncle Gordon Gissenas (my dad) passed away last night here in Milwaukee.
Pat Klein
September 28, 2011
my condolences to all of your family. I went to school here in florida and knew a family named Musfeldt. Thomas Berchtold.
September 11, 2011
My dear Linda and daughters - I have just learned of the passing my my dear friend Chuck and I am truly devastated. We had wonderful times together at Oxford, and as you now we last saw him with you in London when you invited us to tea at The Dorchester. My own family and my sisters in South Africa extended to you our belated but nevertheless sincere sympathies. I count myself fortunate to have shared many happy hours with him at University in Oxford. Much love from Dr Errol & Vanessa Cornish (London) and our daughters and family. errolmcornish@aol.com
Errol Cornish
June 15, 2011
Thank you to all of you who have taken time to write a memory, a blessing or a comment. I treasure the memories. Chuck and I had a wonderful life together!! He is greatly missed! I mourn and I grieve but with the surety that I will see him again at my Father's feet! The memories and stories are a comfort! Blessings!
Linda Musfeldt
April 8, 2011
Chuck was patient and kind to me when I was the STL of the Green Bay EM BSF class, my wife and I count ourselves as blessed to have known him.
Gabriel Cervantes
April 1, 2011
Truly a work only wrought by the hands of God. Dr Chuck will forever hold a special place in my heart and walk with God. Being one of the spoken of highschool kids Chuck guided into eternity. Even when i wandered from the fold of God the encouraging phone calls never quit. Leading me to believe that there is something that was real in this glorious gospel for which Chuck had devoted his very existence to. Chuck played a key role in my own devotion to the work of Christ and ministry to children and youth. I am forever thankful to God for allowing Dr. Chuck and the Musfeldt family to be a part of my life. Dr Chuck is a true example of our commandment to be the hands and feet of God. There is great comfort in knowing that our brother in Christ is now reaping the fullness of his promised reward and blessing. To God Be the Glory!!!
Matthew Tebussek
April 1, 2011
To all the family members - a prayer - that God carries you through these times, until Christ comes again.
I first met Dr. Musfeldt 3 years ago at BSF Retreat in San Diego and he shared with me details about BSF in India. I could feel the warmth and love that he had for the Lord and all His people everywhere. He and his work for the Lord will surely be missed.
Tony Solomon
March 29, 2011
I had a chance to hear him speak at our St Louis Retreat a few years ago. I remember feeling under the weather the entire time but when he gave his powerful message I was able to focus and receive a deeper spiritual message of healing.......know we have all prayed in IA as he is now under the training and serving our Great Physician in eternity!! I marvel at how many lives have been touched by his after reading the new book True to His Word. Some people glorify Christ in their life and some people glorify Christ in their deat.......he did both!!!!!
Alyce Burnett ( Des Moines IA)
March 29, 2011
I did not know Dr. Chuck personally, but whenever I saw him at First Baptist Church, he always smiled and said hello. His smile was infectious and his love for the Lord was unmistakeable...His untimely death is a great loss for all of us at First Baptist. Dr. Chuck had just become a Deacon and had served his first communion prior to the accident....We will miss him greatly and pray for Linda and other family members at this difficult time....
Carol Greene
March 28, 2011
To God be the glory! See you at Jesus' feet, Dr. Chuck...
Lisa Austin
March 27, 2011
Dear Linda and family,I never got to meet Chuck but I was at the last BSF retreat that he spoke at in Dallas back in 2008. As a male CL, he impacted me greatly and his devotion to Jesus was an example that I've been trying to follow and was looking forward to him possibly speaking during the retreat in Dallas, 2011. I remember his words.."Men, are watching me..." and then his words of challenge to be the men God wants us to be. I only became aware of his death on Friday night of the BSF retreat 2011 in Dallas. I must admit, tears came immediately that I had to hold back, because Chuck was a man's man. We know where Chuck is, God has used him greatly, and I and many others, will miss him greatly. God bless you and my prayers are with you. may the Lord comfort you all. Mr. Denis Cloutier, CL, Houston, TX
Denis Cloutier
March 26, 2011
Dear Linda and Family, our prayer are with you, and may the Lord be your your strenght and comfort. Dr. Chuck was part of our Area Team in Minneapolis, MN and I always looked forward to see him and hear his encouraging words. We will miss him, but will see him soon.
Umberto & Kim Rivera
March 25, 2011
Dr. Chuck's encouraging message...'Embrace your new role!'... at the Area Personnel Training just a few days before is still fresh in my mind & heart!!
I was also blessed by catching a few minutes with him right before leaving the HQ! We were delighted to discover we have a mutual friend & shared our excitement of what's happening with BSF in China!!
Dr. Chuck's love for the Lord, for His Word & for His people always challenges me & many!!! We have been blessed by a man fully yielded to his & our Lord! We will miss him greatly!!!

May the Lord be your PEACE, the Musfeldt family!
Eva Tsang, CAC
March 24, 2011
My prayers are with you. I attended the Oakbrook mens class where Chuck was our teaching leader. I am so greatful for his teaching. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of loss. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you all.
Desmond van Eyssen
March 23, 2011
My prayers are with you. I have attended 3 retreats and heard dr chuck speak. It was one of the highlights of retreat
celeste slone
March 23, 2011
Dear Linda and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It is not easy to lose one so young and beloved. May the prayers and caring of others ease a small part of your pain. Our thoughts are with your family. We wish you strength.

Gary and Tina Libsack
Elbow Creek Ranch
Livingston, Montana
Gary Libsack
March 22, 2011
Linda and Family,

No words can convey our heartfelt sadness for the loss of such a "godly" man. We grieve with you, yet know that Chuck has gone ahead and awaits us in Kingdom.
Bill and Billie Ranard
March 22, 2011
Dear Dr.Musfeldt Jr.Family,My mom and i were so touched by Dr.Musfeldt's tribute that i just had to write and say how sorry we both are.What a beautiful life and honor to Christ Dr.Musfeldt was.I dont know him personally,but when i read his story i am so happy.My heart just rejoices that he is safe at home now.May the Lord bless the remaining Musfeldt Family and comfort them all.God bless you Mrs.Musfeldt our loss ,Heaven's gain.Most sincerly,Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
March 22, 2011
While listening to him speak at Leader's Retreat in Charlotte, NC this past February, the Lord prompted me to begin praying for BSF classes to start in Trinidad, where my husband & I served as missionaries for 5 1/2 years. All of us are deeply saddened by his sudden passing but oh how he is rejoicing at the feet of Jesus now! May his family truly experience the comfort, peace and presence of our Faithful God.
Adanna McGee
March 22, 2011
I am brought to tears.. I have never met this GREAT man of God. He has impacted me sooooooooooooooo greatly, though, that I have to say something. I have heard him speak at 2 retreats for bsf and the Lord has used him to touch my heart even more for international missions. I am sooo sorry for the family & you cannot believe th outpouring of love & prayers
March 22, 2011
I'm Chuck's oldest cousin on the Musfeldt side of the family (Edna's daughter.)
Chuck will be missed by so many people through out the world.
A contribution wll be made to Doctors without Borders in Chuck's memory.
My thoughts are with Linda & the girls.
Sue Briggs
4013 Chesapeke Ave
Hampton, VA 23669
March 22, 2011
Linda
My sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your Chuck. Chuck was a pledge brother of mine at JU. Apparently he made quite an impact on many in the name of the Lord. I am sure he is in good hands now.

Tim Williams
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
March 22, 2011
Dr. Chuck was used by God to change the world. What a blessing that he was able to make two rounds of BSF leadership retreats throughout the world. Men and women alike (30,000+?) were mesmorized as he challenged men from every corner of the world to be men. His was the kind of life and example that God has used to spark revival. Thank you Linda, Miranda, Laura and Dakota for sharing your husband, dad and grandpa with all of us.

May God be glorified in however He chooses to use the legacy of this life lived extraordinarily well.
Jeff Ogard
March 22, 2011
Chuck has used the time God gave him to glorify our Lord and Savior! He made life count! I heard Chuck speak at the BSF retreat in Charlotte this year, and spoke with him about his upcoming trip to Bejing on March 14th. I was in Bejing on the 14th praying as I climbed the Great Wall for Chuck's mtg that day...little did I know that his mtg would be with His Savior. I prayed God would use Chuck & BSF to break down walls and barriers to God's word in China. I know Chuck's life & death was used for God's eternal purpose. Praying for all those who loved this man of God! God be with you til you meet again! Beth Kalbac
Beth Kalbac
March 21, 2011
Dear Laura and family:
Dr. Chuck challenged me at the Retreats with his "Don't quit". His love for Christ was infectious and caused us to feel we knew him our whole life...as if he were our life-long best friend. That was the love of Christ permeating his life. He caused us to wonder why we don't love Jesus like he does. Dr. Chuck told me at HQ last May he knew all the good eating places in Jax. "Beach Road Chicken Dinner and The Tree Steakhouse". Now He is at the banquet table with his Lord. Dr. Chuck's gain but what a loss for your family, friends and BSF. We are praying that the peace of God that surpasses all comprehension be with you and your family.
Ron Pellum
March 21, 2011
It was bittersweet reading in Sunday's Chicago Tribune the tragic loss of your husband, father and grandfather.He lived and finshed life well,as reflected beautifully in the Christ honoring obituary.
May all of you draw near to God and know His presence in the months and year ahead.
Judi Rudi
March 21, 2011
It was a true joy and pleasure to get to know Dr Chuck as he shared his hopes and dreams for the translation of BSF materials into Chinese. May the Lord allow Dr Chuck's legacy to be millions of Chinese speakers blessed with the BSF material in their language. Dr Chuck was a humble, faithful servant and he will be missed on earth. Look forward to sharing eternity together!
Al Mueller
March 21, 2011
Dr. Chuck loved to know the extended families of his friends. He made a special effort to meet my mom. He and Linda, even in the midst of their ministry to countless others, sacrificed time, often on Sunday to come to the hospital and visit with, pray with and sing with Yvonne and me. I will never forget the many kindnesses of both of them, cherished friends forever. with love Norma Kelley
March 21, 2011
Lakeview School grade 2
To Chuck's family,

I grew up with Chuck and went to school with him in Hoffman Estates-Lakeview School, Helen Keller, and then Conant. I have great memories including being on patrol with him(crossing guards)for Lakeview, when on the coldest days of winter, his dad would bring us hot chocolate and drive us to school. The last time I saw Chuck was at a high school reunion, and he was the same as ever-happy, smiling, and just an all around nice guy. My heart hurts at your loss.
Teresa Jazwinski Cochran
March 20, 2011
Chuck was the real deal. A man in whom there was no guile. What a great encourager. He is deeply missed.
March 20, 2011
“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6 It is evident that this Bible verse quoted by Dr. Chuck at the recent retreat in Charlotte, N.C. was fully fulfilled in his life. The Lord had firmly established the work of Dr. Chuck’s hands to bring blessings to multitudes of peoples all over the world. Thank you, Dr. Chuck!
To Dr. Chuck’s family, may the Lord be gracious to you, lift up His face to shine upon you, and grant you peace.
Christine Chou
March 20, 2011
God knows how to knit lives together, and He did so in 1995 when Chuck and I trained as BSF Teaching Leaders, then served together as area advisors. His kind encouragement at our regular breakfast fellowships was much appreciated as we shared from physician's perspectives what God was doing in the lives he had given us. I will always be thankful for the opportunity to serve here at BSF headquarters God gave to Chuck and Linda and to Penny and myself in sharing this time in our lives. It has been a privilege to have this Christian brother as a close friend. God, please comfort, encourage and protect this family. To God be the Glory.
Dr. Sam Tressler
March 20, 2011
God knows how to knit lives together for Christ
March 20, 2011
I was just at the Charlotte retreat and was blessed again by Chuck's message. I first met Chuck in Jacksonville 3 years ago. Our loss is God's gain. May all of us who knew Chuck honor him by continuing the great commission like he did. He will be greatly missed!
Bill Angehr
March 20, 2011
Dear Linda and family,
We send our heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of your dear husband and father. You will remain in our prayers, as you have been, since we heard the news of Dr Chuck's homegoing.
My husband served under his leadership in the Oakbrook BSF Class when we lived in Illinois, and God used him to speak to us in both our lives during Retreats. What a blessing he was to so many souls! His legacy for the Lord lives on. May God comfort you during this time.
David & Lara Harrelson
March 20, 2011
Dr. Chuck made a huge impact on my life when I heard him speak at BSF leaders' retreat 3 years ago. What a Godly man, and how blessed we all were to hear his passion for the Lord. The world was a better place because of him. May God hold you in the palm of his hands and keep you close to him.
Janie Iveson
March 20, 2011
Linda, and girls, I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's death. I had the pleasure of working with him many years ago in a physican office in Jacksonville. I remember the girls as babies/todlers, and how proud of them he was. He was a wonderful, compassionate, caring, physican and so full of life. I'm so glad to learn of his later involvement in the Church and BSF. He was truly blessed, and chosen by God. I am so sorry for the loss and will pray for his family and extended family.
Aggie Sutton
March 20, 2011
Thank you for being salt and light n the world,you will truly be missed. I am a blessed man because we crossed paths. My heart goes out to your wife and children.May the peace of God consume you. Your brother in Christ E.N.Crigler
March 20, 2011
I do not know your family, but I did want to tell you what a blessing and testimony his obituary was to me this morning. Thank you for using this sad and difficult time for your family in a way that points others to Jesus Christ. Your family is in my prayers as you adjust to life with the absence of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. May you feel the Lord's arms around you and sustaining you today and in the days to come. What an incredible man Dr. Chuck must have been. I look forward to meeting him when I get "home". Blessings from a fellow member of the Family.
Jamie Vaughn
March 19, 2011
My life was touched by Dr Chuck through BSF, BSF retreats, and NNHS diversity panels. I fully expect Dr Chuck has heard "Well done, good and faithful servant." from His Lord and Savior. May God help his family and all who knew him grieve in healthy ways.
Diane Quagliana
March 19, 2011
may god be with all
selester huffman
March 19, 2011
Terrific co-worker, mentor and friend...
Opening the paper and seeing Chuck's smiling and proud face in the obituaries was a very surreal moment that left me in a state of disbelief and without words. And then a memory: When asked how he was doing, Chuck's usual response, "Feel like a million bucks, great to be alive!" Indeed, Dr. Chuck, alive in, and now with, Christ! May our gracious Lord bring comfort and peace to all in what will likely be difficult days, weeks and months ahead.
Julie Smith
March 19, 2011
I am both grieving with you and rejoicing with you over Dr. Chuck's home going. As hard as it is to be separated for the time being, it is comforting to know that the separation is temporary. Dr. Chuck and you, Linda, impacted more lives than you will probably ever know. To God be the Glory.
Jan Myers
March 19, 2011
I had the privilege of meeting and interacting with Dr. Chuck through BSF orientation, institute and retreats. He was such an inspiration and whenever we met he always had something positive, encouraging and humorous to say. I particularly remember him encouraging me, when he came to Nairobi for the last leaders retreat, about time management with lectures, stating that it all comes together with time. What an encouragement it was to hear that from the Director of International Operations! His testimony about how he joined BSF was always inspiring yet humorous. We shall surely miss him and our deep condolences go out to Linda, their daughters, granddaughter and the whole BSF fraternity. May God's peace and comfort be upon you all. Petronilla Maina, BSF DW Eastlands class, Nairobi, Kenya.
Petronilla Maina
March 19, 2011
Dr. Chuck was a true testimony to God's love and faithfulness. He shared Christ with all who knew him and everyone who met Chuck could feel God's love and joy overflowing through him. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and know how deeply loved you are. Brad and Amy Nelson and family (Batavia, IL)
Amy Nelson
March 19, 2011
I had the privilege of working with Chuck at BSF for a short time before he moved to San Antonio. Great guy who honored and blessed the name of our Lord and Savior through his words, his actions and through his humility. He gave credit to the Lord for the great things He has done. Chuck also had a great memory remembering to say 'hello' and 'check-in' whenever our two paths would cross. May God surround Chuck's family and close friends during this most difficult of times - Chuck we are happy for your new home but you will be missed, good and faithful servant.
Bill Young
March 19, 2011
Dr. Chuck is right where he wanted to be with Christ our Lord, his loved ones are not, I will pray for you through your grief over the next year are so.
May Christ lift your hearts during this time.
Calvin Cartwright
March 19, 2011
Dear Linda:

I am so sad to hear of Chuck's death. My heart goes out to you and your family. I remember the happy times at UF and at your wedding. You two were truly blessed to have had the love and life you shared together. Peace be with you.
Stephanie Lenit Griffin
March 19, 2011
Praying for you and your family. May you be surrounded by God's love and comfort during this difficult time. May you be blessed by knowing that Dr. Chuck was thrilled to hear these precious words: 'Well done, good and faithful servant!'
Kathy Wilcox
March 19, 2011
When I attended the BSF February Leader's Retreat in Charlotte, Chuck's enthusiasm about his life's mission, and his love for those who don't yet know Christ was evident. In Chuck's presentation to us, he said: " My GPS is 'set' on wherever GOD is at work."
What a ringing epitaph for a man whose mind-set and life's work was The LORD's Great Commission to His Own: Reaching all peoples with the Good News of The Gospel of Christ. Chuck also modeled a key BSF Aim: Knowing God in His Fullness.
Thank you for sharing your mission with us, Chuck, and for reminding us that there's a "...big difference between 'inviting' someone to BSF, and 'taking' them to BSF..."
Now that Our Lord has taken Chuck to Heaven, we look forward to meeting that person whom HE will invite to assume Chuck's work & responsibilities within BSF. To God Be The Glory.
Malinda Sharp
March 19, 2011
Yesterday, I was reading the Chicago Sun-Times as I do most days, and came across a photo of Dr. Chuck. A wave of profound sadness swept over me when I saw that it was his obituary.
I was part of the Elmhurst/Oak Brook BSF men's study group during his years as leader there. While I halfheartedly participated in the study part, I always enjoyed and looked forward to his Monday nite talks. It was probably the highlight of my week, and a lot of what he shared with us has stuck with me. One of his sports analogies "What are ya going to do....when the ball comes to you." I ask myself that question often. He was a great guy, and was a regular guy. He shared openly, served enormously & selflessly, had accomplished much both professionally and personally, and had so much to give. I am very sad and disappointed that a man like him was taken so young and with so much good ahead of him. My heart goes out to his family. Especially his little granddaughter, who was described as "his playmate."
John Curran
March 19, 2011
We praise God for the testimony of the life of Dr. Chuck and look forward to the day we see him again in heaven.
Jackie Bell
STL - Taipei, Taiwan Evening Men
March 18, 2011
Linda, and family,
Thank you for sharing Chuck with all of us. His works for Jesus will truly live on in the lives of those he's touched with his worldwide vision to reach those who don't yet know Jesus as Savior. I count it a privilege to have been able to visit with him just a little.
Please know that Robert and I will continue to keep you and yours in our prayers in the weeks and months to come.
Robert & Mary Jo Foster
BSF EM Dunwoody GA/DW Roswell GA
March 18, 2011
Praying that you will be surrounded by God's presence and comfort in the loss of your beloved husband and father. Thank you for sharing Dr. Chuck with all of us in BSF. My fondest memories of him are at BSF HQs during Institutes when he would go with all of us to sing hymns in the tower. I can only imagine how much he is enjoying the sounds of the heavenly voices singing praises to God.
You are in my prayers!
Rachel Addison
March 18, 2011
I heard Dr. Charles Munsfeldt speak at our retreat Feb. 26th at San Diego BSF retreat. I was so impress w/his message, humbleness & he was hilarious. I was looking forward to hear him speak again in 3yrs. to see how God was going to use him. I'm so sad for the family & the BSF family who loss a dear servant & friend. I'll always remember that special retreat in Feb. 26th 2011. Lucille Ojeda, San Pablo, Califoria EW Richmond class
March 18, 2011
Where do I begin with Chuck? On Monday when we heard about his death, I was so sad. But as class progressed, I started to smile knowing that his eternity with Jesus had just begun. I was sad for me, but so happy for him.
See you soon Chuck.
Randy Penrod
March 18, 2011
The Champaign Urbana Evening Men's Class became and is a stronger BSF class because of the way God used Chuck as our Area Advisor. Thank you, Linda, and family, for sharing him with us. To God be the Glory!
David Thies
March 18, 2011
Dr Musfeldt was one of the speakers at our Texas Retreat in 2008 and again at BSF Institute in 2010 - both times delivering a powerful challenge to move out, seek new horizons and areas to glorify God with life. His passion for the Internationals and His global perspective challenged all to view the world as vastly bigger than our own little sphere. He will be greatly missed. I am jealous that he is home and I am still waiting. May God comfort his family during the time of their great loss as they rejoice in a life well-lived.
Suzanne O'Steen BSF Teaching Leader - Houston, Texas
March 18, 2011
A life well lived. His contributions to society and the kingdom of God has earned many crowns which Chuck will be most honored to lay at His Lord's feet. I was always blessed when Chuck spoke @ the BSF
retreats. Doris Collins BSF EW- Little Rock
Doris Collins
March 18, 2011
Chuck was a big part of my young life and, as cousins, we shared many "adventures" together. Car trips and other vacations, pranks (like the time he locked himself in my family's bathroom and I assured him that firemen would come with their axes to rescue him) and so many shared memories -- all helped shaped my life; and although we haven't seen much of each other as adults, I will always hold those memories close in my heart.
Mark Hoeller
March 18, 2011
I heard Dr. Musfeldt speak at the retreat last year in Birmingham, AL. What a powerful testimony he gave to the Lord. All who came in contact with this man must have been blessed by the Lord Himself. He will be sorely missed by so many; but He is receiving his just rewards for being a good & faithful servant. My heart goes out to his family & their loss of his being by their side. God is good & faithful to provide, we must only call on Him & He will comfort us.
Sharon Maples Chldren's Leaded Evening Class - Knoxville, TN
March 18, 2011
On behalf of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, please accept our sympathies on the heaven-going of Dr. Musfeldt. I came to know him when he was a member of IAFP. We worked together on ideas of how to help family physicians organize their practices so they could care for people more effectively. I cherish the time I had with him. May God bless and keep his family during this difficult time.
Vince Keenan
March 18, 2011
Laura and the entire Musfeldt family, My heart just sank when I read about your loss. I only met your Father a few times but he was always such a kind man. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kate Niederman-Hupp
March 18, 2011
Chuck was my first cousin on my mother's side (Caroline Gissenas) and he will be dearly missed.
Pat Klein
March 18, 2011
I was deeply sadden to hear of my Christian brother and fellow BSFer, Dr. Chuck Musfeldt passing. A true spiritual giant and man after God's own heart. He battled for the cause of Christ in this life and now has come into his full inheritance as an obedient disciple of Jesus Christ. His light shined brightly on this earth because of Christ living and dwelling in him. His light will continue to shine for years to come and he has left an indelible legacy with his family and believers all around the globe. I was inspired by hearing Chuck speak at two BSF leader's retreats in California. I was drawn to his charisma and infectious love of the Lord and immediately identified with him as a BSF leader and physician. He will continue to be an inspiration to me to continue the battle for the Cause of Christ and bringing God's word to men, women, young adults and children around the world. I will never forget how he opened his talks at BSF retreats - "Hi, I'm Dr. Chuck Musfeldt and I love Jesus and I love my job". To me, that says it all! Dr. Chuck, you are temporarily gone from our lives, but await for us on the other side of eternity, until we as fellow believers, join you in the presence of our Lord, and come into our full inheritance as you have dear brother. Our prayers go out to your wife, Linda, two daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter. May God comfort them in this time of pain and continue to shine down His glory and face upon them. Dr. Chuck, gone from earth but never forgotten. All glory to God.
Amen.
Nicholas Carlevato, M.D.
March 17, 2011
My prayers and tears are with you in your loss. I never met Chuck face to face but heard him speak at two BSF leaders' retreats - the most recent in San Diego in February. When he spoke, I wanted to listen. I wanted to hear more. Such a man of God - encouraging other men to be the same, and encouraging all BSF leaders to stay the course and work toward bringing more and more people closer to God. I wish I had met him. He inspired me to want to be the best Christian I could be. God bless you and keep you all who knew him well. I will keep you in my prayers. I weep for you. My heart breaks. What a gain for heaven at the expense of us here on earth. He touched so many lives. May you be comforted by the Lord each and every day.
Martha Guerrant
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