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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

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September 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dooley Funeral Home
202 W. River Street
Antwerp, OH 45813

Recitation of the Rosary
September 5, 2019

7:00 PM
Dooley Funeral Home
202 W. River Street
Antwerp, OH 45813

Funeral Mass
September 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Divine Mercy Catholic Church (Monroe Street, Antwerp)

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