Marilyn E. Coon

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Marilyn E. Coon

Marilyn E. Coon, 88, of rural Wingate passed away Sunday morning at the Lane House nursing home. She had resided with her husband David, daughter Lynn and granddaughter Jennifer at her home in Wingate.

Marilyn was born in Racine, Wisconsin to Philip and Kate Dahlberg. She attended Washington Park High School in Racine. She married David V. Coon November 11, 1944. They lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, and moved to David's family homestead in March 1965 to take care of his parents.

Surviving are husband David, David V. (Luann) Coon II of Brownsburg, Robert J. (Margaret) Coon of West Lafayette, William J. (Joyce) Coon of Rockford, IL, Lynn Larson of Wingate, Catherine P. (Matt) Usher of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her 5 siblings and a great granddaughter Ava G. Doane.

Marilyn had been a member of Sweet Adelines in Wisconsin. She and David had been members of the Left Footed Indians Square Dance club in Illinois. Marilyn had been a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, active in the New Richmond Chapter, where she was a Past Matron, and Shawnee Lodge. Her membership in the Order ceased due to her health. Marilyn had also been active in choir, her children's activities as they attended school. She had last worked at Kroger on Darlington Avenue, retiring from the deli to spend time with her family.

Calling will be 2:00-4:00PM Saturday, April 5th at Family & Friends Funeral Home in Wingate. A memorial service will follow at 4:00PM with Pastor Alan Goff officiating.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 1, 2014
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