Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Coghlan Sr., 77, of Monee, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 19, 1936, the son of the late Malachy and Eleanor (Goggin) Coghlan. He was a retired electrician and member of Local 134 I.B.E.W.
He was a US Army Veteran and member of the Frankfort, IL American Legion, a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Frankfort, and was a founding Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus 11232 and a Grand Knight.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maureen (Sula) Coghlan who he married on December 31, 1957 in Chicago. He is also survived by his loving children, Maureen (Mike) Beierman of Peotone, Mark Coghlan of Chicago, Lisa (Scott) Siemsen of Monee, and Michelle (John) Lumb of Peotone; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons, Daniel Malachy Coghlan and Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Coghlan Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Coghlan; 3 sisters, Margaret Mary Cross, Eleanor Fitzgerald, and Maureen Pierz; and a brother, Malachy Coghlan.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Wednesday, January 8 from 3-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Frankfort on Thursday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. with prayers at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m. prior to mass. Father Greg Skowron will officiate. Burial will be at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated. For info call 708-258-6737