Roy Duane Coolman, 95

Roy Duane Coolman, age 95, a long time resident of Ohio, passed away at 12:50 P.M. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier, where had been a resident. Duane was a farmer and a talented welder, retiring from Challenge-Cook. He served our country in the US Army during World War II serving in the Phillippines and Japan. Duane loved to go hunting in Canada and work in his garden. He was a hobby metal worker, handy-man and could fix just about anything.

Roy Duane Coolman was born on March 20, 1922, in Cooney, Ohio, the son of Roy and Sylvia (Ansly) Coolman. He attended Edon High School. Duane married Emma E. “Betty” Keyes on March 2, 1953and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Vaughn (Elaine) Coolman, of Fremont, Indiana; daughters, Nona (Alan) Guise, of Angola, Indiana, Jacqueline Rosine, of Sausalito, California and Brenda (Joe) Runyon, of Escondido, California; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith Coolman and sisters, Clela Loehr and Geraldine Mason.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 11:00A.M.-1:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 204 West Indiana Street, Edon. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Kyle Hugg officiating. Interment will follow in Billingstown Cemetery with graveside military rites provided by the Angola American Legion.

Memorials are requested to an organization of the donor’s choice.

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