ROCHELLE – Aletta M. Coffman, 102, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at Rochelle Rehabilitation & Health Care.|
Born March 19, 1910, on a farm in Viola Township near Compton, daughter of Charles (Carl) and Emma (Ehlbeck) Eich, Aletta was united in marriage to Raymond LeRoy Coffman of Chana on Dec. 6, 1933, at St. John's Lutheran parsonage in Ashton; he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1981.
She and her husband farmed many years in the Ashton and Flagg Center area and she was employed at Rochelle Roses until her retirement. They retired from farming and moved to Rochelle in 1974.
She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church: Immanuel – Compton; St. John's – Ashton; and Faith – Rochelle. She joined Faith Lutheran Church in 1972 and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church Women.
She enjoyed visiting her family. She was very active in her church, especially the sewing group and enjoyed her morning coffee group.
She is survived by three sons, James (Phyllis) Coffman of Stillman Valley, Wayne (Nancy) Coffman of DeKalb and Donald (Patricia) Coffman of Rockford; two daughters, Marilyn (George) Primrose and Linda (Robert) Daub, both of Rochelle; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Gertrude Patterson of Elgin and Evelyn Albrecht of Ashton.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Harold, Raymond, Willis, Ernest and LeRoy Eich; and three sisters, Ella (Dan) Degner, Louise (Fred) Rush and twin Leona (Clarence) Pumfrey.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 704 N. Sixth St., Rochelle; 815-562-6872. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Faith Lutheran Church, 14206 Flagg Road, Rochelle, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran Church.
Online condolences can be made at www.Coulon-LyonsFamilyFH.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 14, 2013