Norman Wayne Coffman, 83, Saugatuck, Mich., passed away at his son’s residence in Winona Lake, at 12:47 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Battle Creek, Mich. to Clifton Wayne Coffman and Rhea Mae (Olmstead) Coffman.
He was a 1954 graduate of Howe Military Academy in Howe, and then attended the University of Toledo in Ohio. He joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and was stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1960. He had been a resident of Kosciusko County, for 31 years where in 1962 he founded Warsaw Moving and Storage. He operated it until 1993.
He then founded the Four C’s Charters in Saugatuck, Mich., retiring in 2016.
He was a member of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan, a Shriner, and a member of the Community Church of Douglas in Douglas, Mich.
He was first married to Mickie Saldivar on May 25, 1957, and later divorced in 2006. Together they had two sons: Wayne (wife Tricia) Coffman, Naples, Fla.; and Scott (wife Barb) Coffman, Winona Lake.
He was re-married on June 17, 2006, to Sarah Jean (Sneider) Coffman, who survives in Saugatuck.
He leaves behind ten grandchildren: Dawn (husband Chris) Paris; Melissa Coffman; Cory (wife Elena) Coffman; Brittany (husband Paul) Miller; Zack (wife Megan) Coffman; Courtney, Haley, and Mercy Coffman; Carla Quintero; and Josh Thomas. As well as ten great-grandchildren: Jake, Brookelyn, Nicholas, Ashley, Evan, Kylie, Toby, Harrison, Stormy, and Vanessa. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Rosie Brickel also a grandson Stephen Brickel.
Services will be announced at a later date. He will be buried at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon, Michigan.
Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be directed to Community Church of Douglas, P.O. Box 338, Douglas, MI 49406 and would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s Web Site at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com