Von Coggins, 78, of LaFarge died Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse.
He was born April 22, 1936in Richland Center the son of James and Ester (McElhose) Coggin. On June 11, 1961 Von married Patricia Tracy in Hillsboro. He worked for Egge Movers for many years. Von enjoyed going downtown for a few drinks and gossiping with friends. He loved spending time with his family.
Von is survived by children: Teresa (Chuck) Hart of La Farge, Denise (Kenny) Hatfield of La Farge, Patrick (Janet) Coggins of Mauston, Tammy (Fitz) Fitzpatrick of Viola, Timothy (special friend Charles Hubele) Coggins of Madison, James (Carrie) Coggins of La Farge, Karla (Mike) Strait of La Farge, Angela (Dave Marcou of Mindoro, Chad Burhagen of Avoca; adopted children: Margo Bongiovanni of Cazenovia, Rose Anderson of Necedah; brothers and sisters: Sevester Coggin, Elza Coggin, George Coggin, Rosie Coggin, Martin Coggin; 29 grandchildren: Jenny, Mike, Charles, Linda, Nathan, Laura, Shayna, Jesse, Nicole, Leslie, KC, Kori, Shane, Clayton, Kenneth, Amber, Taya, Lucus, Miles, Kaylee, Tiana, Makayla, Samatha, James, Angel, Kaye, Michelle, Jennifer, Johnathon; 21 great-grandchildren; special companion Leatrice Maass; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Von was preceded in death by his parents James and Ester, wife Patricia, daughters Gail and Karen, son Donald, grandson James, sisters Fern Wilder and Wannetta (Leroy) Bannister.
Graveside services will be held at the Bear Creek Cemetery in the spring. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.