David B. Coleman
April 12, 1941 – June 4, 2019
David Barton Coleman was the first born to Freeman and Lueva Coleman in 1941. With his Dad serving in WW2, he learned independence & determination from the start. He used those traits to travel the 48 contiguous states during his 40 year career as an OTR truck driver. The Rockford Metro area was called home where his wife of 48 years, Suzanne (Puddicombe) and three children, Nannette, David II and Beverly awaited his arrivals. In 1985, David began his sobriety attending every AA meeting and event he could. Over the 34 years he has helped many newcomers learn the steps. Life changed for David in 1987 when he became Grandpa Dave to two grandsons born within 3 months of each other. He now has a total of 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Then starting in 2013 he was promoted to Great-Grandpa with the birth of his first great-grandson. Dave is proud to now have 1 great granddaughter and 5 great-grandsons. After being widowed in 2010, David closed up his handyman business and became a snow-bird to Florida with his special friend Jeanette (Jay) Bonez. The last four years have been a struggle battling vascular dementia, CHF, emphysema, & stage 4 lung cancer. We’d like to thank the staff at Aspirus Hospital & Clinics, Wausau campus; Acorn Hill RCAC in Mosinee, WI; and most certainly Jillian, RN and the staff at Interim Hospice, Wausau, WI. We will miss your crazy antics and witty charm with the multitude of Dave-isms. Forever in our hearts, Nannette (Norm) Reid, Dave II (Dawn, Deceased) Coleman, and Beverly (Terry) Pomering. Memorial service and posthumous celebration of Dave’s 34th sobriety birthday will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL
- Memorial Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
David B. Coleman
June 12, 2019
I have so many great memories holidays and family gatherings but what I will always cherish lol is Uncle Dave and his cool Semi Trucks lol I remember thinking it was so cool to have a bed inside. He always let Tina Terri and myself climb inside 😂. Uncle Dave I speak in behalf of us all you are a inspiration to us all you will be forever in our hearts ♥️ we will miss you greatly. We love so much. The good lord has called you home!! Run with the angels free of all suffering love you so much!! Praying for all the family during this time 🙏
June 8, 2019
Beverly and Family, I am so sorry that your Dad died. However we know his pain is over now.
I hope to see you next Thursday but it will depend on my ability to change another appointment. I will try. Sending hugs to you and hoping that your memories will help bring you peace.