Louis Francis Coleman, 81, of Manchester, formerly of Coggon, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, surrounded by his loved ones.

Mass of Christian Burial is being held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church in Coggon, with Rev. Nick March officiating.

Visitation was held from 3 — 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, where there was a 2:30 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church Wednesday.

Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery – Coggon.

Louis was born Feb. 9, 1937, near Masonville, the son of Joe and Opal (Kehrli) Coleman. Louis attended Delaware County rural school and graduated from Coggon High School in 1954.

On Jan. 27, 1962, Louis was united in marriage to Lois Trumm in Coggon. Four children were born to this union. The family lived northwest of Coggon for 41 years. Louis hauled milk for ten years and then worked for Savage Lumber Company for 14 years. He retired from the Delaware County Secondary Road Department after 24 years. In 2014, the couple moved to Manchester.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lois Coleman of Manchester; his four children, Allan (Carolyn) Coleman of St. Louis Park, Minn., Brian (Rachel Bell) Coleman of West Orange, N. J., Denise Coleman (Carlos Querol) of Longmont, Colo., and Luanne Coleman of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Ben Coleman, Maggie Coleman, Octavio Querol, Grace Coleman, and Liam Coleman; and one sister, Regina Fischbach of Minneapolis, Minn.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Mary Zieser and Lenora Burke.

The family would to like to extend its warmest thanks to the staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for the compassionate and professional care.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.

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