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Frank W. Coens

February 4, 1920 ~ October 15, 2012 (age 92)
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   Mr. Frank W. Coens, 92, of Sunset Home, formerly of 1811 South 24th, Quincy, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday (October 15, 2012) in Sunset Home.

   Born February 4, 1920 in Quincy, Frank was the son of Frank J. and Augusta Bittman Coens.  He married Mary Peters on July 17, 1945 in Quincy. She preceded him in death on November 3, 1978.  He married Kathleen Yvonne "Van" Vannier LeGrand in October 1981. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2007.

   Mr. Coens served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II.  He was a member of St. Francis Solanus Church, Knights of Columbus, Secular Franciscans, Quincy American Legion Post 37 and was a former member of the Elks Lodge 100.  Frank enjoyed golfing, was an avid card player and loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   Frank was a 1938 graduate of Quincy College Academy and attended Quincy College. He began his career at Electric Wheel, a Division of Firestone Tire and Rubber in 1940 and retired as a supervisor for purchasing and production control in 1980.

   Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Sims (Randy) of Liberty, IL; two sons, Rev. Frank Coens O.F.M. of Monroe, LA and Ron Coens of Sunnyvale, CA; three grandchildren, Craig Sims (Angela) of O'Fallon, MO, Darren Sims (Andrea) of Liberty, IL and Lee Ann Sims (Bryan Main) of Quincy; four great grandchildren, Connor Sims and Audrey Sims of O'Fallon, MO and Jackson Sims and Evan Sims both of Liberty, IL; three step sons, Mark LeGrand (Madeline) of Quincy, Drew LeGrand (Marlene) of Maggie Valley, N.C. and Rock LeGrand (Linda) of Overland Park, KS; two brothers in law, Fred Darche and Kenneth Peters (Ellie); a sister in law, Arlene  Lansing (Edward); and many loving step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Coens was preceded in death by his parents; his two wives; and three sisters, Lucille Darche, Virginia Schroeder and Dorothy Schwab.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and at 10:30 in St. Francis Solanus Church by the Rev. Frank Coens O.F.M.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to St. Francis Solanus Church or Sunset Home.
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