Dr. John E. Coffman Jr.

November 11, 1927October 31, 2013

DR. JOHN E. COFFMAN, JR., 85, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at his residence. John was a U.S. Army veteran and former member of American Legion Post #28 in New Albany. He was a Podiatrist in New Albany for many years and was a life member of both the Indiana and American Podiatrist Associations, life member of the Redman Club, was a loyal volunteer for the Floyd County Democrat Party and served on the Horseshoe Foundation. John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany, St. Mary’s Mens Club, served on the Pastoral Council and devoted innumerable hours helping at the church in many different capacities.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita M. Voignier Coffman; parents, Grace E. (Bell) and John E. Coffman, Sr.; sisters, Colleen Coffman Ginkins and Roberta Coffman; and niece, Edna Rose Ginkins.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Patricia Coffman; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert L. “Sonny” and Mona Voignier; nieces & nephews, Tammy Sadighi (Abraham), Timi Coleman, Paul Eugene Coffman, Jr. (Sue), Tara Lynn Coffman Koerber (Robert), Susan Elaine Coffman Chepa (Hollis), Tracy Ann Coffman (David Book), Sharon Canary, Rebecca McCoy, Patricia Franklin (Ed) and Garry, Larry (Diane), Terry (Carol), Jerry and Barry Ginkins; friend, Forrest Byrne; and numerous great nieces & great nephews.

Visitation will be 2:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, IN. A Prayer Service will be held at 4:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. His Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany with burial to follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.

It was John’s desire that expressions of sympathy be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 420 E. Eighth Street, New Albany IN 47150.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2013
  • Prayer Service Monday, November 4, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dr. John E. Coffman Jr.

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Tammy Sadighi

November 12, 2013

Uncle John will be missed by my sister and I. He was a second father to us and loved dearly. We cherish our many memories that we have enjoyed over the last 45 years. This picture is my favorite of john, timi and I with our two youngest children. We are sitting near his pond he constructed. He is now in heaven with Juanita

Jamie Smith (accessicare)

November 4, 2013

It was a blessing for me to spend time with John and his family, they are wonderful people. May God bless you all and help to heal your hearts.

Janet Quatman

November 3, 2013

Greg and Mark and families: I too feel your pain. He was a wonderful man. Many many thanks to you and your families for providing him with true friendship and quality of life in his last 10 plus years. You were the sons he never had and family that was always there for him. Again thank you.

Mark Sanders

November 2, 2013

Dr Coffman meant the world to me and my two sons. He was a great friend and neighbor. He will be missed. Heaven has received another angel.

Greg Roberts

November 2, 2013

Greg Roberts

November 2, 2013

Dr. Coffman was truly a great friend and a great neighbor. Dr. Coffman was like a grandfather to me. He always told me the truth and gave words of wisdom. Our neighborhood and city will never be the same. I will miss you. He always said, "Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing".