Gary W. Coffin, 72 of Rochester, MN died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Saint Marys Hospital.
Gary Ward Coffin was born April 3, 1945 in Stillwater, OK to Paul and Mildred (Brown) Coffin. He graduated from high school in Elyria, OH and attended college at Miami of Ohio. On November 6, 1965 he married Connie Waltz in Elyria, OH. Gary was in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1965-1969. Gary and Connie lived in St. Louis, MO before moving to Rochester, MN. Gary worked for James Phillips Company in medical sales. He continued his sales career until 2006 and then worked for SpeeDee Delivery until 2015. Gary had a passion for bowling, fishing, golf, sports and traveling with his wife.
Gary is survived by his wife, Connie of Rochester, MN; four children, Robert "Bobby" Coffin of Raleigh, NC, Eric (Marina) Coffin of Plymouth, MN, Kristine (Will) Stewart of LaFarge, WI and Jonathan (Stacia) Coffin of Farmington, MN; four grandchildren, Logan and Kenzie Stewart, Archer and Hunter Coffin; and his mother, Mildred of North Ridgeville, OH. He was preceded in death by his father.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place at Oakwood East Cemetery.
To share a special memory or condolence, please visit: www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600
2 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.
Buy Gift Now
The staff at kismet consignment will definitely miss Gary's smiling face and gentle demeanor.
I remember when Gary was in basic training in the Coast Guard in Cape May New Jersey. He came home on an emergency leave to see Connie. He missed his flight going back and he was going to be a wall. So we got in my car and we drove to Cape May New Jersey Made It by 1 hour I turned around and drove home I think it was 23 hours straight good times good memories. Gary and I grew up together. My deepest sympathy to the family Rick Oldfield
I remember Gary as a man with a smile that enjoyed life. I pray you find peace as you recall all the good memories of Gary's time on earth. He will be missed. Sorry for your lost.
PhotosAdd a photo
Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035
Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!