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  • Schlemmer courtesy Gofundme.com

Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:20 pm

Former West Noble coach Chuck Schlemmer dies

VICTORIA JACOSBEN | The Journal Gazette

Former West Noble cross country and track coach Chuck Schlemmer was taken off life support and died late Wednesday, according to statements posted by his children on Facebook and the fundraising site GoFundMe.

Schlemmer, who coached for 24 years and remained a social studies teacher at West Noble, was hit by a van while riding his bike last Friday, suffering broken bones, a punctured lung and a brain injury. 

The GoFundMe fundraiser "Team Schlem" had raised more than $17,000 as of midday Thursday. The money will be used to defray expenses for the Schlemmer family, and any remaining funds will be used to start a scholarship