Edward Eloy Coffey,
Eloy Coffey, 78, Suring, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013,
following a short illness. He was born to the late Eloy and Mary
(McNamara) Coffey in the town of Erin on March 14, 1935. He served in
the Army National Guard for 14 years and during that time he married
Gloria Pinkert on July 19, 1958, in Milwaukee. He was employed by the
United States Postal Service as a mail carrier while also farming in
Johnson Creek. After moving from the farm in the late 1970s the couple
owned and operated The Pines Resort in Crooked Lake. They moved to
Suring in 1978 and Ed retired from Gillett Public School. He lived at
Meadowlands Assisted Living in Oconto Falls for the last year.
He was a member of St. Michaelís Catholic Church in Suring and the
American Legion Post No. 283. He enjoyed driving horses, house painting,
fishing, playing cards, and especially enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his son, Dennis (Debra) Coffey of Suring; three
daughters, Denise (Bob) School of Suring, Maureen (Randy) Pagel of
Oconto Falls, Michele (Kurt) Deneys of Howard; 10 grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mickey Coffey of Milwaukee, many
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria on April 24, 2008; a
daughter, Erin; a grandson Chad Pagel; two sisters, Jean Klein, Kate
Stout; and three brothers, Leo Coffey, Donald Coffey and Larry Coffey.
Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, from 9-11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at St. Michael Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dean
Dombroski officiating. Ed will be laid to rest next to his wife Gloria
in St. Michael Catholic Church Cemetery with Military Rites. Online
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