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Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne
Thursday September 5th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Francis E. Coughlin

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 dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Judy, Dave and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good guy. Love you

Deb Rohrs Wensink Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Francis Coughlin

Carol Brady Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers for a peaceful heart.

Greg and Diane Collins Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Francis Coughlin

Martin, Danette and Autumn Beck Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

Bonnie and children, I am so sorry to hear of Franciss passing. What a wonderful man...and the best neighbor anyone could ever have. Im praying a rosary for Francis and all of you.

Barbie Goetz Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

To the Coughlin family. I am so sorry to hear of Francis's death, I remember him as such a nice, friendly and quiet man. Growing up I only knew him as "Toad" when my dad would talk about him. May you all find comfort in the long life he lived and the memories he has left with you.

Jane Wannemacher Collis Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

To the whole family - What a fantastic person he was!! He will leave a empty spot in all of our hearts! SO sorry!

Sharon E Hicov Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss sending prayers to you Beth and the family!

Vanice brames Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Francis Coughlin

Dave and Joyce Carr Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. What a kind and friendly person. Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. RIP Fran.

Ernie and Lori (Billman) Longberry Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

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