Obituary of Gene Coffman (1945 – 2022) – Wabash, IN
Ernest Eugene “Gene” Coffman, 76, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 1:46 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born on October 16, 1945 in Bloomington, Illinois, to Charles Albert and Geneva A. (Taylor) Coffman.
Gene graduated from Stanford High School in Bloomington, Illinois. He is also a graduate of Faith Bible Seminary in Frankfort, Indiana. He married Becky Lawrence in LaFontaine, Indiana on October 16, 1988. Gene worked as a supervisor at Ford Meter Box in Wabash and retired after 31 years. Gene was also an ordained former Wesleyan minister. He attended the Christian Church of LaFontaine. Gene enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, spending time with his family, and attending his grandchildren’s activities.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Coffman of Wabash, three children, Bonnie (Glen) Miller of Ligonier, Indiana, Steve (Julie) Coffman of Warsaw, Indiana, and Mike Coffman of Peru, Indiana, two stepdaughters, Tammy (Chad) Kennedy of Bourbon, Indiana, and Kari (Clif) Airgood of Wabash, 13 grandchildren, Kayla (Jeremiah) Stump, Jon (Breanna) Woodward, Aaron (Brittany Rasnake) Miller, Jason (Robin) Coffman, Justin ( Maddy Martz) Coffman, Caleb (Marin) Coffman, Evan (Kelsey Miller) Coffman, Cale (Kara) Kennedy, Dane (Kerry) Kennedy, Taran (Jerrica) Kennedy, Becca Kennedy, Brittni (Ryan) Chambers and Andrea (Zach) Simpson , 12 great grandchildren, Easton Stump, Braden Stump, Willow Woodward, Claire Coffman, Brecken Coffman, Natalie Kennedy, Lucas Kennedy, Kendalyn Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Claire Kennedy, Griffin Chambers and Ella Chambers. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Allen Coffman and Charlie “Chuck” Coffman.
The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at the Grandstaff-Hentgen funeral service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Brad Wright as officiant. Interment will be held at Mount Etna Cemetery in Huntington County. Friends can call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The preferred memorial is the Christian Church of LaFontaine.
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Posted by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service – Manchester Avenue Chapel – Wabash on January 11, 2022.