Richard Chester McCoige

Richard Chester McCoige
Jan. 14, 1938 — Feb. 18, 2011
FORT WAYNE — Richard Chester McCoige, 73, of Octagon Square, Fort Wayne, formerly of Plymouth, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Palmeras Alf Care Center, Sun City, Ariz., following a lengthy illness
He was born Jan. 14, 1938 in Plymouth to Chester M. and Alta (Shultz) McCoige and grew up and lived in the Culver community.
He married Sally A. Laudeman Aug. 1. 1992 in Fort Wayne.
Richard worked for 26 years as a steel fabricator and retired as president of T&M Boiler in 2004. He served in the United States Air Force from Sept. 12, 1957 to March 3, 1961 and was a member of the American Legion Post #0385, LaPaz.
He is survived by his wife, Sally; daughters: Sandy Dollman and husband Russ of Peoria, Ariz., Jackie Greenwell of Tucson, Ariz., and Terry McCoige of Montrose, Colo.; stepdaughters, Cara Heiderreich and husband David of Fort Wayne, and Sue Smith of Fort Wayne; brother, Robert McCoige and wife Chris of Goshen; sister, Jean Bystri of North Carolina and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, David McCoige.
Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, and one hour prior to funeral services.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home with Rev. Rob Mace officiating.
Burial will follow at Maxinkuckee IOOF Cemetery at Poplar Grove, Culver, with military rites by the United States Air Force and the Argos American Legion Post #68.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association: Midwest Affiliate; 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL, 60674.
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Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.