Posted: Friday, Feb 15th, 2013
ROCHELLE — Aletta M. Coffman, 102, passed away Feb. 11, 2013 at Rochelle Rehabilitation & Health Care.
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’s Lutheran parsonage in Ashton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1981.
She and her husband farmed many years in the Ashton and Flagg Center area and she was employed at 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 – Compton; St. John’s – Ashton and Faith – 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; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Gertrude Patterson of Elgin and Evelyn Albrecht of Ashton.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Harold, Raymond, Willis, Ernest and LeRoy Eich; and three sisters, Ella (Dan) Degner, Louise (Fred) Rush and twin Leona (Clarence) Pumfrey.
Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 704 N. Sixth Street, Rochelle. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Faith Lutheran Church, 14206 Flagg Road, Rochelle, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Faith Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made at www.coulon-lyonsfamilyfh.com.