Franklin Coan

Franklin D.R. Coan, 82, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully 10:52 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2017) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is helping the family with cremation rites.

He was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Colfax, a son of Wesley and Thelma Durflinger Coan. He married Shirley J. Nichols on May 28, 1960, in Bloomington. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Steve (Heidi) Coan, Bloomington; granddaughter, Brooke (Matt) Tool, Clinton; great-grandchildren, Emma and Lucas Tool; brother, Jim (Joan) Coan, Bloomington; brothers-in-law, Ron Nichols, Normal, and Don (Marlis) Nichols, Clarksville, Ind.; sister-in-law, Dolores Nichols, Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.

Frank was a concrete finisher and a 60-year member of Laborers Local 362, retiring after more than 25 years of service with JG Stewart Contractors in 2000.

He was an avid and accomplished bowler, winning several city tournament titles in the Bloomington Bowling Association. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family and spent quality time with Emma and Lucas, his great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank OSF Hospice for its caring and support.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to OSF Hospice.

Celebrate
the life of: Franklin Coan
Send Flowers
Or call 888-579-7982 to order by phone.