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Louis W. Coulter

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:07 a.m. CDT
Louis W. Coulter

ROCK FALLS – Louis W. Coulter, 84, of Rock Falls, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at his home.

Louis was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Sale Creek, Tenn., to Euclid and Lela Mae (Lingerfelt) Coulter. He married Shirley Glenn on Aug. 20, 1956, in Sterling. She preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2013. Louis worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for more than 30 years, until retirement. He enjoyed country/western movies, being outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Louis was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He recently was able to do the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, where they fly U.S. veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices.

Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie G. Lilly of Rock Falls, Stacie Violet (Bubby) Cupit of Lumberton, Miss,. and Connie L. Waller of Dixon; one son, Thomas Coulter of Rock Falls; one sister, Nieta Bernard of Georgia; six grandchildren, William (Patricia) Lilly of Sterling, Lisa Lilly of Rock Falls, Melissa Coulter of Rock Falls, Angela Stage of Sterling, Jennifer (Todd) Ries-Ennells of Sterling, and Jessica Ries (Joseph Swanborg) of Rockford; 16 great-grandchildren, Curtis Lilly, Bryant Lilly, Deja Coulter, MaKayla Lilly, Karl Bradshaw, Rhiannon Minor, Todd Ennells Jr., Jazmin Coulter, Ajayla Ries-Ennells, James Ennells, Violet Lilly, William Coulter, Jonah Coulter, Olivia Partridge, Damali Ennells, and Jordan Boyd; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; one son, Scott L. Coulter; and one sister, Garnetta.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and the funeral at 4 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Military honors will follow the funeral. Cremation rites will be accorded.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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