Friday, August 6, 2010

Clifford L. Coe

Clifford L. Coe, age 86, passed away Friday, August 6, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Milwaukee on June 19, 1924.

Cliff proudly served his country in the Army during WW II in the Philippines and then served for a number of years in the Naval Reserves. On March 31, 1951, in Milwaukee at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Cliff was united in marriage to Lillie Winter who preceded him in death on November 14, 1994.

Cliff was employed by Rite Engineering for eleven years then employed by Twin Disc for twenty-six years until his retirement in 1991. He also worked part time for thirty years at the Belle City Veterinary Clinic. He was a long-time member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, a former member of VFW Post 1391, Eagles Club and the Moose Lodge. He was also an avid Cubs fan. Above all he devoted his life to his family and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are 13 children: James (Christine) Coe, John Coe, Jerome (Cynthia) Coe, Jeffrey Coe, Jay (Laura) Coe, Julian Coe, Joseph Coe, Justin Coe, Janet (Allen ) Gustin, Joyce (Russell) Gustin, Jason (Holly) Coe, Jacqueline (Jeffrey) Steinhoff, Joann (Mark) Harris; dear family friend, Henry Krause; 20 grandchildren: Catherine Collins, Michael Coe, Christina Coe, Branden Coe, Julie (Ty) Ewing, Heather Coe, Kevin Coe, Jeremy Coe, Christy Coe, Andrew Coe, Daniel Gustin, Ryan Tricia and Alyssa Gustin, Corbin and Spencer Coe, Nicole and Matthew Steinhoff, Abigail and Conner Harris; nine great-grandchildren, and many dear friends. In addition to his wife, he also was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Coe; and twin daughters, Dawn and Nancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday August 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark Jones and Rev. Richard Molter concelebrating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy. 32. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet the family on Tuesday at the funeral home for visitation from 4  until 7 p.m. and also on Wednesday at the church from 10 until time of Mass.

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1 comment:

Jeff Coe said...

Dad thanks for being the best Dad and Grandpa anyone could hope for. You were always there when ever you were needed.I guess God had work for you to do.He only takes the best. Give Mom and my sisters a hug for me.Love your son Jeff.