Catholic 08


Francis E. Coughlin

September 3, 2019

Francis E. Coughlin, 92, of Antwerp,  passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Paulding County Hospital.

Francis was born in Payne on July 25, 1927, a son of the late Matilda (Dittinger) and William J Coughlin.

He was a valued employee at International Harvester and then at Dooley Funeral Home.  Francis never knew a stranger and was always there to lend a hand to his family and friends.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Bonnie (Mettert) whom he married Aug. 11, 1948; children, Judy (David) McCalla, Deb (Dan) Corwin, Jim (Beth) Coughlin, Denny (Joann) Coughlin & Amy (Mitch) Wilhelm; siblings, Don (Sue) Coughlin, Evelyn (Wayne) Copsey & Pat (Mike) Young; 15 grandchildren &10 great grandchildren.

Francis was also preceded in death by his daughters, Linda Coughlin & Christine Lechleidner & siblings, Marge McNamee & Joe Coughlin.

His funeral mass is 11 AM on Friday, September 6th at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 303 Monroe Street, Antwerp.

Viewing is Thursday, 4 - 7 pm with the rosary recited at 7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River St, Antwerp.

He will be laid to rest at Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, IN

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation for masses or the donor's choice.

Fond memories may be shared at

© 2019 Dooley Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS