Craig V. Coffman
1967 - 2020
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Craig V. Coffman

of Brookfield passed away at his home July 19, 2020 at the age of 53. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut on June 30, 1967 the son of Morris R. and Sandra L. (nee: Grimmer) Coffman. Craig graduated from UW-Madison in 1989 with a degree in mechanical engineering, then went on to become a master plumber. He was successor to his father as 3rd generation president of Coffman's Rain Jet Lawn Sprinkler Service for the past 21 years.

Lovingly missed by his sons Alex and Daniel Coffman and their mother Anne. Cherished son of Morris R and Sandra L. Coffman, beloved brother of Colleen (Scott) Rechcygl and uncle of Zachary (Kendra) Rechcygl. He will also be missed by his loving companion and girlfriend Mary Smogoleski and his longtime, loyal crew Scott, Austin and Joseph Rechcygl. Further survived by other relatives, many friends and customers.

A memorial service will be planned in the future. Memorials to the charity of the donors choice.






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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2020.
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19 entries
October 19, 2020
Craig was a great person - he loved the business that he built with his father and family. You could always depend on him. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends
Joseph Cull
Friend
October 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of Craig's passing. I only knew him through a landscaping project on my home, however, we had numerous conversations during and after the project. He was an outstanding guy. His energy and commitment towards providing top notch service with a personal touch resonated with me. I always enjoyed speaking with him and ironically was going to call him this Fall. To his entire circle of family and friends, he was a good man in my book and I'm sorry for your loss.
Greg Reilly
Acquaintance
October 14, 2020
Just heard the news today. Deepest sympathies to the family. Craig was an awesome business man, always enjoyed his honesty and expertise.

Katy Thomas
Acquaintance
August 18, 2020
Our sons were grade school friends with Craig, please know we share your grief. You are in our prayers.
Blessings,
Mel and Dottie Feder
dottie feder
July 28, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Craig's family during this very sad time. We are long time customers, and will always think of Craig as the energetic, trustworthy and kind man we've come to know all these years. Dedicated to his business and respected in our community..... He will be missed. We hope that his family honors his memory by keeping this 3rd generation business going. What a lovely legacy for Craig. Keeping you in our prayers.
Wayne and Linda Wegenke
Acquaintance
July 27, 2020
Our family has been a customer of Craig’s for many years. Has installed several systems. Best product and Great service around. But most importantly, Craig was a good man, classmate, and proud to call him a friend. RIP Craig!
Steve Dindorf and Family
Friend
July 27, 2020
Craig and his father kept our lawns green for 35 years. Everything about the company he ran was top shelf! We never hesitated to give the company a five star recommendation.
Hold on to the happy memories shared; they will keep Craig alive in your hearts and mind. He will continue to live on through you.
Life is not forever but love is. May you find comfort and peace through Gods promises.
It is an honor to have known Craig.
Steve & Judy Fleming Jeff & Meme Fellows
Steve & Judy Fleming
Acquaintance
July 26, 2020
I’m so glad I got to know Craig and make memories with him. He was the kindest and most outgoing person! Always put a smile on everyone’s face...RIP Craig
Kelsey Franckowiak
Friend
July 25, 2020
s one of his customers for the last 25 years, Craig defined service. He delivered it with a smile.
Richard Riebel
Acquaintance
July 24, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Craig’s family. I knew Craig almost his entire life, from the time he was a little kid playing with my younger brother and their friends. He and I remained in contact through his business as well. He was a great guy and he will be missed. His laugh and energy were infectious and I always enjoyed talking with him. His passing is extremely sad, may he Rest In Peace.
Nick Avgoulas
Friend
July 24, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Coffman family. I have known Craig and his father for many years. I admired him as a man, business man, father, and friend. No one had a better sense for customer service than Craig.
Bill Denton
Friend
July 24, 2020
Our hearts are sooooo heavy to hear of Craig’s passing. Our sons played junior lancer basketball together and there are countless number of times my husband and I sat with Craig to watch our boys (his Daniel & our Danny) play games. Craig absolutely enjoyed supporting Daniel at his basketball games and cheering him on. I’m sure he did the same for his older son! Craig and I also worked b-ball concessions together just this last January and he was so much fun to be around and work with! He made me laugh and was so positive!!! He had a great smile and a fun sense of humor. What I will remember most about Craig is that he LOVED his boys and when there was a b-ball game he was always in the bleachers!!!! That says a lot about him! I will pray for Craig and all those left empty with this huge loss. I will especially think of his boys and how heartbroken they must be to lose their Dad. There are no words and Craig will be missed by all his loved ones! Rest In Peace, Craig. May you feel the love from us all!
Lisa Peterson
Friend
July 23, 2020
Our sympathy to the family and loved ones. As longtime customers we appreciated Craig's professionalism and his warm personality and ready smile.
Kitty Griffin & Family
Kitty Griffin
Acquaintance
July 23, 2020
Our sincere condolences to The Coffman family. He was loved by all, and will be deeply missed. Barb and Rog, Bradenton, FL
Barb Ehrgott
Friend
July 23, 2020
I knew Craig as a friend an family friend he was the life of the party prayers to his family an friends fly high Craig
Nick Grota
Friend
July 23, 2020
I have been a customer of Craig’s (and his father) for many years. I was devastated to read of his passing this morning, My heart goes out to his family, so sorry for your loss. I have never dealt with such an incredible business person. I would call with some minor problem, he’d talk me through a solution or say he’d swing by to fix it, he always did. I had one of those calls with him on Friday the 17th, he called me right back. I have recommended him countless times, he has done systems in my three neighbors this past year and my daughter had scheduled an install for this year. He will truly be missed, such an incredible person, I feel as though I have lost a close friend. Again, so sorry for your loss, certainly way too soon.
Bob Glisch
Friend
July 23, 2020
We send our sympathy to Craig’s family. We were customers of Coffman’s Rain Jet Lawn Sprinklers for 35 years. We found Craig and his dad to be extremely proficient and trustworthy. We will remember him and his family in our prayers.
Karl and Peggy Schmitt
Acquaintance
July 23, 2020
I am so sorry to hear the news.Craig will be missed by all people that knew him. He had a great smile and a warm heart. He loved his family very much. My prayers will continue for his family.
Patrick J Starken
Friend
July 22, 2020
Craig will be deeply missed by all and in particular the local irrigation and landscape industry where he was highly regarded. As a loyal customer myself and our staff got to know Craig well and always appreciated his positive outlook, good nature and unique terminology for his craft! Our condolences go out to the family in this time of loss.
Simon Durocher
Coworker
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