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Glen E CoffinMay 11, 1931 ~ November 17, 2017 (age 86)
Glen Edward Coffin, 86, of Mahomet transitioned from his earthly to his heavenly home Friday morning (November 17, 2017) at home.
A celebration of his life will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, November 20, at Mahomet Church of the Nazarene, 702 Turkey Farm Road, Mahomet, the Rev. L. K. Bräunig officiating. The family will also be available from 6 to 6:45 p.m. to greet guests.
He was born at home May 11, 1931, the oldest son of Wilbur and Minnie (Haney) Coffin. He married Janet Ruth Burton on December 20, 1953. She preceded him in death in 1973.
He is survived by his children, Debra Bräunig (Lutz), Mahomet, Ronald Coffin (Karen), Sacramento, CA, Sheri Riggsby, Nashville, TN, James Coffin, New Orleans, LA, Lori Coffin, Mahomet; five grandchildren, Larissa Lanee, and Janae (Daniel) Nelson, both of Sacramento, CA, Victoria Coffin, Kansas City, MO, Jessica Riggsby and Robert (Bekka) Riggsby of Nashville, TN; two stepgrandchildren, Michelle (Kevin) Foster, Dewey, IL, and Suzanna (Tyler) Brock, Monticello, IL; three great-grandchildren Brayden, Selah, and James; four step-great-grandchildren, Angela, Bekka, Riley, and Brayden; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Jolene and Lucas.
Also surviving are two brothers, Raymond (Janice) Coffin, Mahomet, IL, and Merle (Donna) Coffin, Bellflower, IL, and one sister, Delores Arnette, Parker, Arizona; 13 nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, David Coffin, Carl Coffin, and Donnie Coffin, and three sisters, Eunice (Barr), Irene (Bagdonave), and Alma (Millage); three nieces and three nephews.
He was a 1949 graduate of Mahomet Community High School and proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Army.
His early jobs included Eisners of Champaign, Clifford Jacobs of Champaign and Herriott’s Service Station, which he eventually bought, becoming a respected business owner of Sinclair Service Station, Mahomet, and later Coffin Sanitary Hauling, Mahomet. Following the death of his beloved Janet, he sold his business and worked in the Mahomet Seymour School District and village of Mahomet in order to be available to his children as an amazing single dad. He later retired from SuperValu Inc.
He enjoyed reading his Bible, singing hymns, walking, riding his bicycle, classic cars, taking drives in the country, playing Mexican train dominoes, mowing, serving others, working/providing for and spending time with his family and helping with harvest on Herriott farms during his retirement years.
He was member of Mahomet Church of the Nazarene where he served as worship leader, Bible teacher, trustee, and servant in his beloved community.
He will be remembered for his unwavering faithfulness to God who was the Source of his memorable smile, gentle/generous spirit, honesty, trustworthiness, patience, dependability, love for people, strong work ethic, and having a song in his heart even during the darkest times of his life.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Sara and to the compassionate ministry of Carle Hospice nurses Lisa, Rick, Amy, Stephanie, and Carol, CNA Jennifer.
Memorials may be made to Mahomet Church of the Nazarene.
Mahomet Church of the Nazarene
702 Turkey Farm Road, Mahomet IL 61853