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Age 25
Chief Boatswain Mate – United States Navy
January 1, 1920 - March 14, 1945

Chief Coffler was fatally injured in an accident on board ship in the Philippine area.
He was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack and had participated in many of the major battles in the Pacific. He had served aboard 4 ships, including the USS Indiana and USS Porter during his long service in the Navy.

PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Ben Coffler of 33 Edwardsville Road, Wood River
SPOUSE: Mrs. Marguerite Mize Coffler of 93 Eckhard, Wood River
OTHER FAMILY: Sister - Mrs. Cora Brown of Wood River

FUNERAL SERVICES: St. Bernard’s Catholic Church with Father E. J. Douglas officiating.