John Richard Coffman, 91, formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Ridgecrest Village in Davenport, Iowa.
John was born on April 27, 1928, in Washington, Iowa, to Dewey and Anna (Simmering) Coffman. He married Roberta “Bobbi” Shalla on Dec. 26, 1950, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond, Iowa. He served honorably and faithfully in the United States Army in the 341st Military Police Battalion. After his enlistment, he and Bobbie moved to Maquoketa where they raised their three sons: Dave, Marty and Dan. John was retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Davenport, Iowa.
John was a member of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Davenport and a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. He was an avid Harley rider and enjoyed boating and camping. He was also a Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Dave (Anne) Coffman of Muscatine, Dan (Sandy) Coffman of Bettendorf; six grandchildren, Andrew, Chelsea, Grant, Elizabeth, Katie and Rachel; several great-grandchildren including Wyatt, Gabriel, Hadrian (and another granddaughter due in November), two step-grandchildren, Andy and Spencer; and two step-great-grandchildren, Sam and Keenan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Bobbi, son Marty, brother Max, sister Irene, and a step-grandson Jordan.
Friends and family were invited to a visitation held on Thursday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m. in the Koning Chapel located at Ridgecrest Village, 4130 Northwest Boulevard, Davenport, Iowa. A graveside service with Military Honors was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Maquoketa on Friday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The procession met at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home to gather and proceed to the cemetery.
The family expresses their appreciation to the staff and residents of Ridgecrest Village who were so kind and welcoming to both John and Bobbi over the years. A special thank-you goes to the staffs of both Ridgecrest Village and Genesis Hospice for the extraordinary care and compassion they showed to John during the final days of his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Genesis Hospice Foundation or the King’s Harvest Animal Shelter, both of Davenport.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.