Kenneth E. Coffin 67, passed away Sunday July 26th at his home in rural Rantoul. He was born October 23, 1952 in Champaign to Wilson “Wick” Coffin and Anna (Furtney) Coffin. He married Susan (Raup) Coffin on August 8, 1986. She survives. Also surviving are sons Cale (Cheri) Coffin of Thomasboro, John (Regina) Coffin of Rantoul, Joshua (Rachel) Coffin of Ludlow, and brother Wayne (Vicky) Coffin of Rantoul. He is also survived by eleven grandkids and nine great grandkids. His parents and beloved dog Rusty preceded him in death.
He graduated from Rantoul Township High School in 1970, where he was active in FFA in which he earned the Star Farmer Award. He attended Parkland College.
Kenneth was a third generation farmer and built his own trucking company, Coffin Trucking, LLC. He was passionate about helping others in the community and served on the Sangamon Valley Fire Protection District for nearly 20 years. He was instrumental in developing the EMS program within the department. He also served as a clerk for 4 years and highway commissioner for 12 years for Condit township. He enjoyed his yearly hunting trip with friends to Mount Sterling, Illinois, NASCAR, camping with his wife, and being surrounded by family.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 10am Friday, July 31st at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army.
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The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 618, Champaign IL 61824