Liam Khan Claassen of Coppell, Texas passed away on May 20, 2022, at the age of 11. Liam was born February 18, 2011, in Irving, Texas.
Liam had a beautiful soul that shone brightly for all to see through his beautiful big brown eyes that sparkled with pride. He had a playful and inquisitive zest for life, and was well loved among his family, friends, and classmates, and was known to make them laugh with his silly spirit. Liam was a passionate child, especially when he shared his interests with others, such as his beloved dogs Aiko and Willow, his time and conversations with his grandparents, and his travels to Oklahoma and Kansas. He was a big fan of RL Stein’s “Goosebumps” books, campy horror movies, and was an adept puzzler. Liam loved the song “Watermelon Sugar” and was often seen dancing around the house while playing it on his iPad. Liam loved the outdoors and was an avid nature explorer; he especially enjoyed spending time at the creek behind his house, going for walks at Grand Lake, and exploring the golf course at his grandparent’s house. He was also a proud member of Boy Scout Troop 841 and loved outdoor excursions with his fellow Scouts.
Above all else Liam was wise beyond his years. He gave love, kindness, and compassion freely because he not only knew what it meant to receive these gifts but to also return them. To know Liam was to love him.
Liam, we cherish each memory and imprint you have placed upon our hearts and lives. We know it is not a forever goodbye, but only one for now until we meet in Heaven. We love and miss you each day.
Liam is survived by his parents Chris and Tanzeen Muna Claassen, sister Alexia, and brother Logan of Coppell, Texas; his grandparents Stan and Jan Claassen of Newton, Kansas, and grandmother Gulshan Khan of Dhaka, Bangladesh; his uncle Cassidy, aunt Sarah, and cousins Jacob, Evelyn, and Stella Claassen, of Lusaka, Zambia, and aunt Zereen Tarzia, uncle Asifur Rahman, and cousin Zoya of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Claassen family is humbled and tremendously appreciative of the outpouring of love and offers of support from the community during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for a new initiative named “Liam’s Smile” to support Special Education needs. Liam’s smile would illuminate a room as it wasn’t simply a smile but rather radiated from within his heart and twinkled in his eyes.
The Claassen’s are grateful for all support provided their family. To contribute please see the following link:
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5pm to 6pm, there will be a memorial service for family and friends of Liam and the family. This will be followed by public visitation from 6pm to 8pm for members of the community to pay their respects. Both the memorial service and the visitation will be at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home, 400 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019.
On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the casket will be open at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton between 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon.
A private memorial service will be held later in the day with burial to lay Liam to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas.