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Paul M. Coogan

August 26, 1930 September 22, 2017
Paul M. Coogan
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Paul Matthew Coogan, age 87, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lutheran Hillside Village.

Born August 26, 1930, in Peoria, Illinois to Paul M. Coogan and Elizabeth Shields Coogan, he grew up on the corner of Wisconsin & Nebraska with his 6 siblings; Jim, Anne, Mary Jane, Virginia, Katie & Phil, along with Trella and Mabel Foster who joined the family in 1930 to assist their mother in raising a family.

Paul attended St. Bernard’s School and Parish; Spalding and University of Notre Dame; Harvard University (Business Program); and Bradley University. In 1957 he met Joanne Jordan in the Jefferson Building while she was working for Dr. Canterbury. According to Paul, the best choice he ever made was marrying Joanne. They married on October 18, 1958 at St. Cecilia’s in Peoria.

Paul is survived by his wife Joanne A. Coogan of Peoria and their 5 children; Daniel (Joanna Norick) Coogan of Tubac, Arizona, Bridget (Daniel) Manning of Des Moines, Kathleen Coogan of Ft. Myers, Paul (Katie Brookhart) Coogan of Milwaukee, and Christopher (Margaret Boyle) of Loveland, Colorado.

Paul is also survived by his 12 grandchildren; Maureen Schiel, Katie (Bryan) Johnson, Daniel Manning, Molly Manning, Ryan Coogan, Erin Coogan, Charlie Coogan, Jack Coogan, Matthew Coogan, Thomas Coogan, Brendan Coogan, and Phillip Coogan. He is also survived by 3 great grandchildren; Caroline and Norah Johnson and Lydia Schiel.

Paul is survived by his sister, Katie Ward of Bowling Green, sister-in-law, Joan Coogan of Nashville, and 25 loving nieces and nephews. In particular, his niece Christy Coogan Frampton and her children Tommy, Johnny and Liz, provided Paul & Joanne with much love and support over the years. The family expresses their gratitude for such kind and compassionate care and support.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, his sisters; Mary Jane Coogan of Chicago, Anne Wombacher and her husband Bill Wombacher of Peoria, Virginia Crouse and her husband Richard Crouse, brother, Jim Coogan and his wife Eileen Coogan, his brother Phil Coogan and his sister-in-law Virginia Jordan.

Paul founded and operated Aggregate Equipment Company and StorAWay and had a true appreciation for all of the people with whom he had the great fortune to work with.

During his volunteer efforts with several social agencies and schools, he worked with many dedicated, interesting and inspiring individuals who helped make society worthwhile and his retirement years enjoyable.

The family would also like to express their gratitude towards the registered nurses; Rosie Kouri, Kristina Swardenski, Teresa Thomas, Joanne Hoerr, Alexandra Hoerr, Lisa Leman, Karen Leman, Pam Ober, Deb Reinertsen, Anne Schaumburg, Toni Gibbs, Jill Heath, Tara McGinnis and Laurie Wilbur for their kindness, compassion and care to both Paul & Joan over the past two years. And a special thanks to Dr. Tom Kouri.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a visitation from 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Father James Pallardy will officiate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Paul’s name, may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Parish or the Midwest Food Bank.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

2

Oct

9:30 AM 10/2/2017 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/2/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

2

Oct

11:00 AM 10/2/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
309

Midwest Food Bank

9005 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
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