George Coughlin, 71, of Durand,WI died Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at his home. He was born October 22th, 1951 in Oceanside, Long Island, New York; The son of Edward George and Catherine Teresa Coughlin. He graduated from Rahway High school, New Jersey. He married Eva-Maria Mombelli-Hoehne on September 30th, 1978 at St. Joseph’s church in Burlington, Vermont.
He worked for over 40 years as an owner-operator trucker crossing the beautiful USA. He loved sitting and looking out of the window, as he called it. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry, and was an ordained minister, loving his Lord and savior passionately, and sharing His love wherever he could. He was a volunteer Chaplain at the Durand jail for close to twenty years, caring for the souls of the men who needed and wanted his beloved savior and those who needed help and advice, with great commitment. He also for a season was the chaplain for the local chapter of the Christian motorcycle Association and loved riding his motorbike with them. He spent every Tuesday with a group of Christian motorbike riders, drinking coffee and sharing with each other about the goodness of God. He joined his wife Eva-Maria on mission trips to the persecuted churches in South East Asia, bringing scripture, comfort and love of God to hurting brothers and sisters there. That’s what he loved!
He loved his family with deep devotion and loyalty and his love and great sense of humor was a healing balm for all. He is survived by his wife whom he dearly loved at all time, Eva-Maria , his two daughters Jacqueline Traun (Michael Traun) and Pascale Stuckman (Brian Stuckman) and His son Daniel Coughlin ( Elaine Bell) and brothers Kevin, Thomas and sisters Mariann and Catherine and seven beautiful grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, oldest sister Jane and first son Lucas.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday the 20th of June at Oasis church, 3445 Gateway Drive Eau Claire, WI at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served after the memorial service.
Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand is assisting the family. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at www.goodrichfh.com