William D. Coffman, 75, of Bloomville, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013, at his home.
He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Tiffin, to John and Melva (Feasel) Coffman. He married Phyllis June Agerter Feb. 7, 1959, and she preceded him in death Sept. 3, 1994.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Janet) Coffman of Tiffin and Chuck (Amy) Coffman of Attica; three brothers, Willard (Alice) Coffman and James (Carol) Coffman, both of Tiffin, and John (Ginny) Coffman of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Drew (Andrea) Dentinger, Sarah (Eric) Eilerman, Aaron (Amanda) Coffman, Bree (Chase Wallace) Dentinger, Brandon Coffman, Nick Coffman and Morgan Coffman; and one great-granddaughter, Madie Cain.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Lori A. Dentinger in 2009; grandson, Logan Coffman; five brothers, Raymond, Dick, George, Clarence and Martin; and three sisters, Emma Scott, Alice Shaull and Margaret Jean Coffman, as a child.
William attended Old Fort School and worked on the farm with his family. He worked at Excel Wire and Cable in Tiffin for more than 10 years, retiring in 1998, and was a member of Operating Corporation, Engineers Local 428 B and UAW Maintenance Mechanic IBEW Local 1270. William collected and restored antique tractors and loved the outdoors, especially gardening and cutting wood. He enjoyed stopping at the north end "Pit Stop" frequently. He also enjoyed his Tuesday morning cardiac rehab group. Most especially, he loved teaching his children and grandchildren the meaning of hard work, the importnace of family and enjoying the simple things in life.
His funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin.
Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or Seneca East FFA.
Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.