ROCHELLE – Aletta M. Coffman, 102, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Rochelle Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
Aletta was born March 19, 1910, on a farm in Viola Township near Compton, the daughter of Charles “Carl” and Emma (Ehlbeck) Eich. She was united in marriage to Raymond LeRoy Coffman of Chana on Dec. 6, 1933, at St. John Lutheran parsonage in Ashton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1981. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Ashton and Flagg Center area. She was employed by 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 in Compton, St. John in Ashton, and Faith in 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; four great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Gertrude Patterson of Elgin and Evelyn Albrecht of Ashton.
She also was preceded in death by five brothers, Harold, Raymond, Willis, Ernest, and LeRoy Eich; three sisters, Ella (Dan) Degner, Louise (Fred) Rush and twin, Leona (Clarence) Pumfrey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 704 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. Visitation also will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 14206 Flagg Road, Rochelle. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rochelle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church.
Visit www.coulon-lyonsfamilyfh.com to send condolences.