Robert G. "Bob" Coffeen
Robert G. "Bob" Coffeen, 89, died Monday, July 16, 2007 at the All About Life Rehab Center in Fond du Lac. He was born April 23, 1918 in Chilton, the son of the late Oliver and Gusta Lieder Coffeen. He was educated in a one-room schoolhouse called Grace Darling in Chilton.
He served his country in the Army in World War II in the European Theater. Upon returning from the war he married Clara Keuler on Feb. 25, 1946 at St. Maryís Catholic Church, to this union was seven children.
On Sept. 15, 1993 he married Marlene Baumann in Fond du Lac. He retired from the Salvatorian Center in New Holstein in 1973. He was a member of AA Fond du Lac VFW and the Calumetville, Chilton and Empire Threshing Association. He founded (with a friend) Winnebagoland Central Office. Bob worked a lot of jobs so he learned a lot of trades.
One of his last jobs was Grandpa Bobís Fix-it Shop. He fixed toys for little tots free of charge just to see them smile.
One of his last jobs was at a sawmill in Hayton.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Coffeen of Fond du Lac; one son, Edward Robert (Rosanne) Coffeen of Kiel; six daughters, Ruthann (Vernon) Thede of Chilton, Carolyn Coffeen of Menasha, Arlene Coffeen of Rockford, Ill., Mary (Earl) DeSombre of New Holstein, Teresa Coffeen, and Joey (John) Meyer, both of Appleton; mother-in-law, Myra Brummond of Hartford; three stepchildren, Kurtis Baumann of Beaver Dam, Denise Kohn of Monroe and Krista (Kent) Below of Rochester, Minn.; one brother, George (Gerri) Coffeen of New Holstein; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Timothy Thede.
The memorial service for Robert was Friday, July 21, 2007 at Twohig Funeral Home in Fond du Lac. Visitation was at the funeral home on Friday prior to the service.
Memorials appreciated to the Free S.P.I.R.I.T. Riders Inc. or Hospice Hope.
Twohig Funeral Home assisted the family.